The second edition of the Food Boost Challenge has started in Limburg.

Students from Zuyd University of Applied Sciences and Vista College started working together this month to research (unhealthy) eating habits. After this ‘peer action’ research phase – just like in the first edition of the Food Boost Challenge – young people can propose solutions to the challenges that came out of the research. To shed business light on these solutions and perform a reality check, co-creation workshops will be organised between the participating teams and all Food Boost Challenge partners. These workshops will give (business) partners the chance to spot talent, inspiration and innovation! The second Food Boost Challenge will also conclude again with a smashing finale where the teams will pitch their solutions in front of a jury and an audience of participating partners.

This second Food Boost Challenge aims to encourage a sustainable and healthy diet among young people. The focus here is on hotspots where they frequently visit and thus buy or consume food away from home. You can think for instance of schools, sports canteens, festivals and supermarkets. In the meantime, several partners have indicated to join this second edition, including Hogeschool Zuyd, Maastricht University, Municipality of Heerlen, Regional Entrepreneurship LIOF, ALDI, Municipality of Beekdaelen, Football Club Fortuna Sittard, GGD Zuid Limburg and DSM.

And more partners are welcome!

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