The healthy breakfasts of Agro-food Cooperatives and the ‘la Caixa’ Foundation return to the region – News from Castilla-La Mancha

The Castilla-La Mancha Agri-Food Cooperatives and the ‘la Caixa’ Foundation, through CaixaBank, have joined forces again with the aim of promoting a healthy and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle. With this objective, they have launched a new edition of their projects ‘Breakfast with imagination’, ‘Feed your smile’ and ‘Feed life’, which started this week and has as protagonists Primary School students, people with disabilities and people over 65 years of age.

Specifically, a total of 18 confirmed activities are included in this first semester, reaching nearly 1,000 people, including children and adults, from different municipalities throughout Castilla-La Mancha, as reported by the organizers in a press release.

This Thursday an activity took place at the Colegio Nuestra Señora de la Trinidad in Alcázar de San Juan (Ciudad Real), in which more than fifty children from 3 to 7 years old participated. The directors of the Alcázar de San Juan branch of CaixaBank, Raúl Peralta and Marcos González, and the Healthy Food technician of CLM Agro-food Cooperatives, Daniel Rojas, participated in it.

This week breakfasts also arrived at the Priego Senior Center (Cuenca), recovering this contact with the elderly after two years of pandemic.

The sessions that will take place in different parts of the region are intended for both children and adults to learn the guidelines for eating correctly.

The days have an entertaining and interesting talk in which information on healthy eating habits will be offered to then make an ideal breakfast with the cooperative products as protagonists: milk, bread with extra virgin olive oil and a piece of fruit.

In the words of Daniel Rojas, “cooperatives are committed to guaranteeing the quality of our products to consumers and to helping citizens establish healthy eating habits.”

“We intend to reach these groups with a clear message: healthy eating and physical exercise is essential to be healthy, knowing that there are foods that we should eat daily and others with some frequency or only from time to time.”

ADAPTED TALKS

In addition, the person in charge of the breakfasts in Cooperatives explains that the talks are always adapted to the recipients, “just as we will inform both children and adults of healthy eating patterns, common to all ages, the guidelines and lifestyles are very different in children or adults.

The ‘la Caixa’ Foundation, through CaixaBank, once again wanted to support these projects, ‘Breakfast with Imagination’, ‘Feed your smile’ and ‘Feed La Vida’, which it has supported since its inception and thus promote the quality of life of the youngest and of the elderly or disabled.

Through these initiatives and thanks to the trust that CaixaBank customers place in the entity, the ‘la Caixa’ Foundation demonstrates its commitment to the people of Castile-La Mancha, making these two initiatives possible, which have already benefited thousands of children and older people in the years that they have been developing.