How do we ensure a well-oiled interplay between the research and the Art projects? What does this yield regarding the purpose of Food4Smiles?
We want to start a movement in Amsterdam Nieuw-West to show the whole district the importance of a healthy first 1000 days for children. Art is a perfect way to enter into an open dialogue with each other, gain additional insights, share the results of the research, and increase visibility for our project. That is why we concluded partnerships with various established parties in Amsterdam Nieuw-West. Together with the neighborhood, we develop (art)projects to make the importance of a healthy start visible and to show the results of the research appealingly.
The insights of the research are used in the art projects and the art projects are subsequently used in the research.
The 1000-day theme will be made visible during and around the various activities of T. For example, the tea herbs will be beautifully packaged with inspiring insights from our research. You will soon find this tea at various places in Amsterdam Nieuw-West where it will be sold and/or served.
We started with a basic T-garden at Stadsboerderij Osdorp, which will be expanded in the summer with a garden in Slotermeer and in 2021 one in Slotervaart. In addition to a nursery for different T-brand teas, these gardens also serve as a hotspot for parents with young children.
Food4Smiles uses the insights of the art projects to improve in their other areas of interest and vice versa.
Contribute to a healthy start for a growing number of children.