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May 20, 2012

FAO Partners With Brazil's Serviço Social da Indústria to Promote Successful Brazilian School Program Throughout Latin America and the Caribbean

The  United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization has created a new partnership with the national government of Brazil's Serviço Social da Indústria to promote nutrition education and reduce household food waste in Africa, as well as through the rest of Latin America and the Caribbean.  Established in 2008, the program is known in Brazil as SESI's Program Cozinha.  It is a very successful and popular food educational program in Brazil.

The program's mission is to teach people struggling with poverty how to use all their food.  It uses mobile learning kitchens and it mobilizes chefs into impoverished communities to help teach new cooking skills.  The goal is improve nutrition at the same time "respecting regional food preferences, produce and cooking techniques."  

The FAO-SESI agreement was signed by the Brazilian Director-General of the FAO, José Graziano da Silva and Jair Meneguelli, President of SESI's governing National Council.

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