Mowi Japan teaching kids about salmon farming and healthy eating
In January, Mowi Japan held a food education class for children aged 10-11. The event took place in an elementary school located in a rural town, around a 90-minute drive from Tokyo. The lesson aimed to teach students more about salmon farming as they are participating in some salmon hatching and salmon release activities on their own.
The program started with a quiz game, which was then followed by a lesson about aquaculture and sustainability. Next, the director of Norwegian Seafood Council Japan, Johan Kvalheim talked about Norwegian lifestyle, education and food culture based on his own experiences. Later, the Mowi team showed the children how to cut a whole salmon and wrapped up the program with a lunch prepared with Mowi salmon.
The students were very excited to learn more about salmon farming and Norway.
“I learned that they farm salmon in Norway, where it is cold and the sea is beautiful. This is the first time I heard about it.”
“I am going to do some research in the future, like changing the water temperature in the tank where the salmon are hatched.”
They also enjoyed very much the ‘salmon with herb salt sauté’ prepared by the school’s chef.
“This salmon tastes better than the usual salmon,” said one child.