Another edition of the Brazil Cooks Program began today in São João da Barra. The goal of this course, which has been “on the road” for 11 years, is to promote nutritional education with full use of foods. The action is an initiative by Ferroport (the Prumo Logística-Anglo American joint venture that operates the Port of Açu’s Iron Ore Terminal) and SESI (Brazilian Social Services for the Industry), supported by the Mayor’s Office of São João da Barra. The program has trained almost 400 city residents. This edition will be held on August 15-17 and 105 people have enrolled.
During the course, participants get theoretical and practical training, learning how to prepare easy recipes with ingredients that are often discarded, such as skins, seeds and stems of fruits and veggies. Participants also learned how to cook meals preserving flavor and nutrients, always focusing on improving the household income. The guidelines encourage people to eat with quality while keeping food costs low.
1.jpg“We made a commitment to the community that we would bring another edition of Brazil Cooks still in 2017 and we are fulfilling that promise. We are very pleased to spread knowledge and good nutritional practices among city residents, while encouraging entrepreneurship. The idea is to reduce waste and make better use of household budgets,” said Márcio Redivo, Sustainability manager at Ferroport.
The program is offered to the general population and classes are attended by housewives, students, industrial, retail and self-employed workers. The course is divided into three sessions, with 10 hours in total, and held in the Social Aid Reference Centers of Barcelos and the 5th District. After the course finishes, there will be a ceremony to distribute certificates to all participants.