Eat Smart Challenge
Food relates to everyone. The way we raise, process, package and transport our food radically impacts our lives, communities and the planet. Luckily, there is a huge potential to make the food system smarter by changing the way we eat. Eat Smart Challenge is an online activity with seven hands-on challenges made to raise awareness and help people understand why their choice of food matters. With the toolkit Eat Smart Challenge organisers challenge participants, partners and others to explore food and the way they eat. This toolkit also contains tips for pre- and post events in connection with the on-line activity.
To learn more, watch the short film below:
Campaign week material:
After the challenge – suggested text for a mail to participants: “Be the change you want to see”
Social media resources
Please use #eatsmarthallenge in your social media work to highlight your activities with the initiative. We also encourage you to use the logo of UN Goals, since food is connected to all 17 UN Global Goals and Agenda 2030.
If you wish to translate these social media resources to your local language, please contact SI to receive the original files.
This is how the Embassy of Sweden in Belgrade organised a kick-off event prior to the challenge. See the film below:
The manual explains how to carry out and invite participants to an Eat Smart Challenge.
The Swedish Institute and Living Cities must be mentioned as partners in all communication about the project. Please use all the graphic material for the challenge, provided by SI.
Students, entrepreneurs, change-makers, influencers, persons interested in food and how it is connected to a sustainable planet, staff at an office or an Embassy. Basically everyone!
Swedish embassies and consulates may apply for financial support of maximum 40,000 SEK to carry out the Eat Smart challenge with a pre- or post event.
For projects aiming to strengthen cooperation in the Baltic Sea Region the level of financial support is limited to a maximum of SEK 100,000. Up to 30 per cent of the granted sum may be used for external project management.
How to apply
To apply, please fill out the application form.
The application must be sent in at least two months before the challenge takes place. Resources are limited and financial support may not be available at the end of the year. Limits may apply.
Individuals or organisations who would like to participate or carry out an Eat Smart Challenge should contact the Swedish embassy or consulate in your area.
How to report
After completed event, fill out the project report for toolkits.
Contact at the Swedish Institute
For more information, please contact Birgitta Tennander.