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Princess Marie attends the launch of new teaching materials against food waste

Today, Princess Marie attended a very important event in the fight against food waste in Denmark. Princess Marie has always said that one of the steps of the fight against food waste was to make sure that the children -who are future consumers- learn how to avoid it and this was the focus of today’s event.

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Princess Marie, along with Selina Juul, the founder of Stop Spild Af Mad, attended the launch of new teaching materials about food waste at the Amager Fælled school in Copenhagen. These teaching materials are the results of a collaboration between Stop Spild Af Mad and the City of Copenhagen and they can be used in food science education for children in 5th-7th grade

 

Princess Marie arriving at the school ©TV2Lorry screenshot

Jesper Christensen, the mayor of the Children and Youth Administration, said: “It’s very important that we turn that development so fresh food does not end up in the bin. I am glad that we also teach children about the consequences of food waste in primary school. Children are incredibly curious and knowledgeable and it is our hope that they are equally curious when it comes to food waste and how to reduce the amount of food that ends in the trash can.”

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The launch of new teaching materials is part of the City of Copenhagen’s new campaign against food waste called Spis Det Hele (Eat it All) which aims to help people reduce their food waste and become more aware of it. In connection with the new teaching materials, Princess Marie also took part in a short film (which you can see here) introducing the fight against food waste.

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The teaching materials are composed of a teacher’s guide and a student’s guide. The aim of these teaching materials is to help the children understand what is food waste, why it is a problem, how they can avoid it and why they should learn good habits regarding food waste and change their families’ habits too.

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Here is Princess Marie’s speech:

Dear everyone,

Thanks to the City of Copenhagen, as with their new teaching material “Food Waste – with you and your family” helps to focus on an important issue.

When you hear the word “food waste”, it may not sound very exciting right?

But every year Danish households throw out about 260,000 tonnes of food. In a family with 2 parents and 2 children, it corresponds to almost every fifth shopping bag ending up directly in the trash bin.It is food that is grown, harvested, processed, packed and transported to simply end in the trash bin. It is a waste of important resources in a world where over 800 million people starve. And that is unnecessary. Because of learning about food waste, we can all make a difference. 

When I grew up as a child in France, I learned to cook with my parents. Even simple ingredients could be a party meal and leftovers from the day before were transformed into new delicious dishes. That’s something I’ve taken with me throughout my life – even in the upbringing of my children. 

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But it is not always easy to avoid food waste in a busy and hectic everyday life. I know that too.

Although studies show that most people want to work to fight food waste, many adults are already having a lot of bad habits and are going to throw out food without even thinking about it!

You are our future and it is you who can make a big difference to stop food waste. By learning about food waste and sharing your knowledge with your parents, you can help change the whole family’s habits and thus protect our planet and your future!

I am looking forward to seeing you dive into the teaching material and see you become more aware of how you can become part of the solution. “

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Princess Marie is the Patron of the Copenhagen Cooking & Food Festival which focuses on food waste this year and she has been working closely with Stop Spild Af Mad for a few years now so I expect her to attend more events related to Denmark’s fight against food waste this year.

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You can see a short video of the event here.

Princess Marie wore a new LK Bennett trench coat today. The ‘Boston’ coat is “the perfect colorful cover-up this season and for many more to come. Double-breasted with a waist-cinching belt and collar cuffs, this gorgeous trench is an enduring classic that will brighten up any outfit. “

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She also wore a new Tara Jarmon knit top with a new Michael Kors plaid and leopard chiffon skirt. The skirt is currently on sale at $36.75! Check it out here!

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Marie also carried the UFO bag she debuted last week with new Jimmy Choo ‘Romy’ black suede pumps.

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We’ll next see Princess Marie next Monday on Queen Margrethe’s birthday.

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Princess Marie attends DM i Madkundskab 2018 in Odense

Today, Princess Marie was in Odense for her first official event since the end of the official period of mourning after Prince Henrik’s death. She attended DM i Madkundskab 2018 at Kold College.

DM i Madkundskab (DM in Food Science) is a national competition between several classes from different schools aiming to teach children about food science.

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Before the event, Bloomit posted a photo of the bouquet they had created for Princess Marie. They wrote that the requirements for the bouquet were: ” Bordeaux and no roses”. They were very proud of their design.

The competition’s theme this year was ‘Conserve your kitchen garden’ and ten classes were selected for the final which took place today. The competition is held by Madkamp, an association fighting to strengthen the position of food science teaching in elementary schools. Madkamp develops teaching materials, offers teachers courses and DM i Madkundskab is one of their initiatives.

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Here is how Madskamp describes the final day: “The final day is a celebration of a party where hundreds of children, craftsmen, politicians, parents, and celebrities gather and celebrate the subject of food knowledge. In addition to the students preparing innovative dishes that can secure them the title of Denmark’s Champion in food science, the day is also packed with fun and exciting activities focused on food. For even though it is a competition, DM in food science is also about focusing on the subject and its many strengths and potentials. “

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Princess Marie and the Minister for Food and Environment Esben Lunde Larsen were on hands to announce this year’s winner. The class of 6. C of Hammerslev Sct. Severin School from Haderslev. The students looked very happy when they went on stage to celebrate!

Princess Marie and Esben Lunde Larsen posed with the winners afterward :

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It is the first time Princess Marie has attended this event but I wouldn’t be surprised if it becomes one of her regular events in the coming years. Princess Marie is Patron of Better Food for More People as well as the Copenhagen Cooking & Food Festival and she also works closely with Stop Spild Af Mad, a movement fighting against food waste. You can watch the video of the full event with Princess Marie below:

For this event, Princess Marie wore her pink Emporio Armani coat she first wore in 2013 with a UFO printed top from 2014, black pants, her Carlend Copenhagen black clutch and her black Sergio Rossi suede ankle boots. Her earrings are old and unfortunately still UFOs.

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We’ll next see Marie on Saturday when she’ll join Prince Joachim (and maybe Prince Henrik and Princess Athena?) at the celebration of Legoland’s 50th anniversary.

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Princess Marie attends the ‘World Food Summit – Better Food for More People’ reception

Tonight, after taking part in the days events of the summit, Princess Marie attended the reception at Copenhagen City Hall.
Princess Marie made the opening speech before enjoying the dinner.

Last year, Princess Marie only attended the reception where she wore a Ganni skirt.

For this reception, Princess Marie wore the same outfit as earlier today, a old UFO black dress with an old UFO clutch ,By Malene Birger pumps and Christine Hvelplund earrings.

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Princess Marie takes over Samvirke’s Instagram

Today, in order to bring more attention to the World Food Summit – Better Food for More People she is attending as Patron, Princess Marie took over Samvirke’s Instagram account.

She made a photoshoot with Samvirke to promote the event.
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She wore her old Emporio Armani top from 2012 and her favorite Christine Hvelplund ring.

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Here are her post with translations( from Google)
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Princess Marie takes part in the World Food Summit – Better Food for More People

Today, Princess Marie takes part in the World Food Summit – Better Food for More People in Copenhagen as a Patron.

This is the second edition of the two-day Summit and the first with Marie as Patron. The summit is hosted by the Ministry of Environment and Food of Denmark. The ‘Better Food for More People’ movement was combined with the World Food Summit. Last year, Princess Marie only attended the reception.

According to the Dr. Esben Lunde Larsen, Danish Minister for Environment and Food : “Denmark has shown that great cuisine and sustainable food production and consumption are not mutually exclusive. In Denmark, experience has shown that increasing knowledge of food ingredients and cooking skills can reduce obesity, food related illnesses, food waste, and the environmental footprint that the food industry has on our globe.” According to the Ministry : ” The purpose of the summit is to unleash the full potential of gastronomy in order to create worldwide solid solutions that ensure better food for more people.”

As Patron this year, she will attended several events today included in the summit. In addition to the regular meetings and conferences, the Ministry added side events to the summit in order to show the relevance of providing better food for more people.

First of all, she opened the Summit and attended several meetings in Christianborg Castle, the House of Parliament where the summit takes place. (You can see the fashion info at the end of the post).

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She then visited ‘Bite Copenhagen’. This new platform aims to “presents innovation and knowhow concerning global food challenges and creating new solutions”. 100 exhibitors showcase their products. Bite Copenhagen has a partnership with the Copenhagen Cooking & Food Festival of which the Princess is Patron of. Princess Marie made the opening speech. She also opened WeFood’s stand. She is Patron of WeFood which is Denmark’s first surplus food supermarket.

At the end of afternoon, Princess Marie took part in the Embla Nordic Food Award ceremony at Copenhagen City Hall.

You can see more photos of the summit here.

For this big day, Princess Marie wore a black or navy skirt suit (Giorgio Armani?) with a purple/bordeaux top. She wore old By Malene Birger first worn earlier this year and an old Giorgio Armani bag (similar to this model) first worn in 2011. She’s also wearing a Christine Hvelplund necklace.

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For her visit to Bite Copenhagen and the EMBLA Nordic Food Awards ceremony, Princess Marie wore a old UFO black dress with an old UFO clutch. She wore the same By Malene Birger pumps as earlier today and her Christine Hvelplund earrings.

© By Malene Birger
© Christine Hvelplund

 

In order to bring more attention to the summit, she took over the Instagram account of Danish magazine Samvirke. You can see her posts on Instagram.

We’ll see Marie tonight at the reception at Copenhagen City Hall.