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Birzebbuga, Malta (2014) | Sponsoring an Experimental Kitchen

Oiltanking Malta Supports Healthy Nutrition for Students at Local School

Sponsorship of an experimental kitchen for healthy nutrition at St. Benedict College
Sponsorship of an experimental kitchen for
healthy nutrition at St. Benedict College

The elementary school run by St. Benedict College in Birzebbugia has always promoted a healthy lifestyle. In this connection, the idea was born of creating a dedicated space for cooking and experimenting to provide the children with a healthy diet. Thanks to financial and other support from Oiltanking Malta, the school now has a fully equipped kitchen, which was inaugurated in March 2014. Like previous donations to St. Benedict College to equip two school libraries, this donation was also part of Oiltanking Malta's corporate responsibility program. Because a healthy diet begins at home, the next step was to recruit the parents as partners, so the school hosted a workshop to explain the importance of a healthy breakfast. A well-known TV chef who once worked as a headmistress and home economics teacher gave a presentation in the school auditorium with practical tips for making a wholesome lunch. In addition, the school supports a government initiative that empowers students to actively promote environmental issues in their schools and communities. Last year the school received the Ministry of Education and Employment’s Healthy Lifestyle Award from the Committee on Healthy Nutrition and Life Planning.