Based on these and other results, an event was organised where the senior NFCS students set up a stand with the theme Nutritious Can Still Be Delicious. The goal was to highlight the value of healthy eating and to explain various food-related sustainability issues. Visitors to the stand could sample a selection of home-made snacks and drinks made with organic, fair trade and less processed ingredients and also collect a pack of recipes to take home. The food was well-liked and many were surprised to learn that the flavoursome fare included some unexpected ingredients, such as Chocolate Brownies made with spinach and carrots and topped with a mascarpone and cauliflower puree frosting.
At one point Pro-Rector Godfrey Baldacchino also dropped by. He chatted with students about the importance of sustainable diets and tasted the food available. Samples of the snacks were also delivered by some of the senior students to the Rector’s office. Prof. Vella used his chemistry expertise to talk about the organoleptic properties of the food items - an experience much appreciated by the students.