A new partnership for the BNP Paribas Swiss Foundation to educate on sustainable food

May 25, 2022

The BNP Paribas Swiss Foundation was created in 2002 to promote the dialogue between the bank and local communities on cultural, social and environmental issues. To strengthen its engagement on environmental stakes and in line with one of BNP Paribas’s commitments to raise awareness about climate change and biodiversity, a new three-year partnership was launched in 2022 with Swiss Food Academy.

Who is Swiss Food Academy?

Swiss Food Academy was founded in 2017 in Geneva with the main mission to raise awareness about healthy and sustainable food. The association gathers specialists in nutrition, education, health and sustainable development to develop high value-added content for schools, public authorities, individuals and professionals.

What is the partnership about?

The Foundation supports from 2022 to 2024 the development of the “Paprika – my school committed to healthy and sustainable nutrition” programme in Zurich. This educational project aims at promoting a healthy and sustainable diet amongst 8 to 12 years old schoolchildren in the Zurich area, by empowering them through pedagogical and playful methods. Every year over the next three years, five primary schools will thus participate in thematic weeks aiming at raising the awareness of around 1’200 children about the relationship between nutrition and environmental issues.

“Swiss Food Academy is delighted to collaborate with the Swiss Foundation of BNP Paribas in the diffusion of its educational food programme for primary schools in Zurich: the Paprika programme. We are convinced that raising awareness about food in schools is the ideal way to improve the quality of relationship of children and families to food and healthy nutrition. It is therefore a great opportunity for the Swiss Food Academy to be able to count on the BNP Paribas Swiss Foundation, a player that is already very committed and recognised in the implementation of societal projects, particularly on the theme of sustainable development.”

Maria Retamales, Founder and CEO