I.Metshin: “Variety of goods in stores does not amount to healthy nutrition”
Providing children healthy nutrition and teaching them a proper eating
behavior remain a priority in the work of the city authorities, said Ilsur
Metshin, the Mayor of Kazan, at the Business Monday meeting, summing up the
results of the International Forum “Healthy Cities. Healthy nutrition for
parents and teachers, it is important to promote the principles of healthy
nutrition for children
“We have been doing this work for a long time. Kazan
was chosen as the site for the forum not only because we are able to hold
various international events. This is a homage for the great work done in Kazan
for 15 years under the city project “Healthy Nutrition for Children”, - said
The issue of eating behavior of children and adults in
Russia is brand new, noted Ilsur Metshin. “This matter is not quite familiar to
us. We talk about healthy nutrition, but we are just beginning to discuss the
proper eating behavior of children, - he said. – A whole generation of
Russians, residents of the former Soviet Union, did not starve, but had a
limited food basket. Therefore, it is necessary to relearn children now and
this is our task-to explain, to show that variety of goods in stores does not amount
to healthy nutrition.”
Ilsur Metshin added that in Kazan, good results were
achieved in the development of infrastructure for school meals, and this work will
with famous bloggers and tasting dishes
On the first day of the forum, the city family holiday
School Picnic was held on the square near the Palace of Farmers, dedicated to
the Children's Day and the 15th anniversary of the city program “Healthy
Nutrition for Children”. Over 3,500 adults and children attended it.
The lectures of well-known experts in children
nutrition were presented to the visitors.
took part in the business program of the forum
On June 2, the official opening of the International Forum
“Healthy Cities. Healthy nutrition for children” took place at the Kazan City
Hall, and a business program was launched.
The main event was a round table of mayors of cities,
where the best catering practices were presented. Ilsur Metshin shared the
experience of Kazan with colleagues from other cities and countries.
On the final day of the forum, a round table “We
create a delicious childhood” was held in Kazan for school food operators in
The forum was organized by the Kazan Mayor’s Office
together with the Tatarstan Ministry of Health, the “Healthy Cities, Districts
and Towns” Association, the “Department of Food and Social Nutrition of Kazan”
and was supported by the World Health Organization, as well as the Milan Urban
Food Policy Pact.
On the eve of the forum, Kazan headed the steering
committee of the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact, which was adopted by more than
200 cities worldwide.