OVER 20 YEARS SUPPORTING THE 5 AL DIA PROJECT (Mercabarna)

OVER 20 YEARS SUPPORTING THE 5 AL DIA PROJECT (Mercabarna)

In 1999, Mercabarna started a project called 5 al día (www.5aldia.es), a campaign with the aim of promoting the consumption of fruit and vegetables among schoolchildren by visiting the Mercabarna facilities.

Since the beginning, more than 120,000 students from all over Catalonia have enjoyed this project and at Fernández we are grateful to contribute our grain of sand to it since its inception.

What is the project about?

Groups of schoolchildren visit Mercabarna accompanied by monitors specialized in nutrition who initially give them a playful exhibition to make the different families of fruit and vegetables and their properties known.

Later they take a tour of stalls where they appreciate the dynamism of the market, the colors, smells, observe the seasonal fruits, the exotic ones, etc.

How do we collaborate from Fernández?

At the end of the tour, the schoolchildren go to the Fernández warehouse that we have located within the Mercabarna site, where they get to know our potato/onion processing and packaging plant. They can see the operators at work and know how the facilities function. Finally, when they leave, we give them a bag of potatoes for each one, which they take home with great enthusiasm.

We are proud to be part of this project that, after more than 20 years, is still active and daily it helps raise awareness of healthy eating.