Inspired by the importance of healthy eating, Dubai’s homegrown concept, the Pantry Café, is encouraging youngsters to plant their own mini garden.
Flying in the face of over-exposure to processed and unhealthy foods, Pantry Café has launched a campaign to encourage youngsters in Dubai to take more of an interest in fresh, natural food.
The homegrown café concept, which has outlets in Business Bay and Al Wasl Square, places an emphasis on fresh and natural ingredients and has asked children to start planting seedlings as part of a wider initiative to encourage them to eat healthy foods such as fruits and vegetables.
Gardening engages kids by providing them with a dynamic environment in which they can observe, discover, experiment, nurture and learn. Gardens are living laboratories where interdisciplinary lessons are drawn from real life experiences, encouraging kids to become active participants in the process of homegrown food. By involving kids in the process of growing vegetables from seedlings to plate, the #homegrown campaign will encourage them to eat more vegetables and to take more of an interest in healthy eating.
Children who dine in Pantry Café during the month of January 2016 will be given a Pantry Café #homegrown kit with everything they need to start their own small garden pot. Kids are also encouraged to come and share their successes with Party Café.
“As a mother of two, I want my children to take an interest in the food that they’re eating. This campaign was borne from the desire to promote the use of real ingredients to create real food for children. At Pantry Café we welcome families and want to encourage them to eat healthily,” said Yana Kalwani, vice-chairperson, Retail & Beyond.
Pantry Café is a Dubai-based gourmet café and delicatessen. Established in 2012 in Al Wasl Square, Pantry Café has recently expanded and opened its second Dubai brand in Bay Square in Business Bay.