On May 10 the Slovenian Embassy will offer a special event featuring healthy national cuisine in all the public schools in Washington D.C. The DC Public School's office of Food and Nutrition Services, which is responsible for the pupils' meals have arranged for all its schools to serve Slovenian food . https://dcpsglobaled.org/what As a result about 50,000 pupils will enjoy a meal of Slovenian cuisine. This day will also be officially proclaimed as the 'Slovenian Food Day' by D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser.
In addition a group of pupils from Primary School Sturje Ajdovscina in Slovenia will show off their skills in preparing meals at Harriet Tubman Elementary School in Washington DC. The Embassy will also provide information on visiting the country and offer cultural presentations. This school is partnered with the Slovenian Embassy as part of the Embassy Adoption Program.
Project Kuhnapato (Cooking and All That) came about a few years ago because there was a desire for primary school pupils in Slovenia to have healthier eating habits. In order to inspire them to use local and seasonal ingredients, they were encouraged to explore the food heritage of the dishes eaten in the past. Now Slovenia is among the top EU countries when it comes to food quality in public schools and the Slovenian kids are on a mission to spread the habits of healthy eating abroad.
The Slovenian Cooking Kids will also be cooking traditional food for visitors of the Embassy at the EU Open House Day on May 13.
This event is part of the European Month of Culture (EUMC). Now in its fifth year, EUMC is a month-long festival of innovative and creative events for the American public highlighting the diverse cultures of all 28 European Union Member countries. Enjoy film, dance, music, theatre, exhibits, language classes, workshops and more in great venues throughout Washington DC. Most events are free! To see all EUMC events, click here.