QIFF organisers arrange for 700 school students to tour the Msheireb Museum and learn about healthy nutrition

Organisers of the 9th edition of Qatar International Food Festival (QIFF) teamed up with Qatar Culinary Professionals (QCP) and Msheireb Museums to deliver a healthy food and nutrition awareness programme for 700 school students in Qatar.

The programme, which started on 5 March and will run until 15 March, has a total of 700 primary and middle students from 14 different public and private schools in Qatar visiting Msheireb for a tour of the museums and a QIFF ‘healthy food awareness’ session.

Mashal Shahbik, Director of Festivals and Tourism Events at Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) said that it is important that children are taught about nutrition and made to experience culture at the same time. She said that QTA is grateful to their partners for sharing the message with the country’s youth.

We are particularly pleased to be extending QIFF’s activities to Msheireb Museums this year, allowing us to shed the spotlight on one of Doha’s key tourist attractions.’

Msheireb QIFF sessions

Local chefs Yousef Owaidah, Warda Ibrahim and others from Dana’s Kitchen, along with Baladna chefs Sobhi Halima and Mohamed Dumrani and renowned vegan restaurateur Ghanem Al Sulaiti, are helping students distinguish between healthy nutrition and unhealthy foods, and understand the benefits and harms of each. During the sessions, the chefs prepare healthy and tasty snacks in front of the students, helping them gain a visual understanding of where food comes from and appreciate healthy alternatives to common snacks.

For updates and more information about the upcoming Qatar International Food Festival, visit their website at qifoodfestival.qa