If the City of Helsinki has its way, then 50 percent of the food served in its preschools and daycares will be organic by 2015. We check in on the project.
It’s eight in the morning at Kannel Daycare in northern Helsinki and the children are lining up for a nutritious breakfast that includes some organic ingredients. Bread, cold cuts, fruit, milk and porridge are on the menu; today the porridge – the all-important mainstay of Finnish children’s breakfast – is organic. The meal forms part of a City of Helsinki initiative, introduced in 2011, that maintains an ambitious target of ensuring that 50 percent of the food served in city preschools and daycares is organic by 2015.
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