The Milan Charter explained to kids

With the motto “Good Food for All”.

The Children’s Milan Charter, which sums up the importance of the Expo Milan 2015 message in simple words, was presented by commissioner Giuseppe Sala to a mainly junior audience at Expo Milan 2015 at the end of June.

Its modest motto, Good Food for All, states that from childhood on today’s youngsters should be aware of their own health and that of the planet, of the value of nature’s resources from water to energy, and of the need to respect nature in all its diversity. 

Tailor-made for children aged from 5 to 13, the junior version of the Milan Charter uses simple language accompanied by colourful drawings showing ways to find common solutions to problems related to food and malnutrition. 

We boys and girls of the World have decided to read and sign this document, called the Milan Charter, because we know that there is a big problem between what the planet is able to give us to eat and the fact that there are more and more of us to be fed,” it begins.

"The idea is to make the Children's Milan Charter a tool for summer recreation centres and to use it in schools during the next school year,” said agriculture minister Martina at the presentation.

The original Milan Charter, with drafting begun in February this year, is a declaration of intent to be signed by Expo participants and presented to UN Secretary-General Ban on closure of the exhibition.