“Children and young people to the basics of consumer competence during school hours get to Berlin, October 19, 2010 – consumer education consumer expertise” is the focus of a Conference on November 9, 2010 in Berlin. Aim of the event is to discuss administration and economy on a better school mediation of necessary consumption and life skills with academics and practitioners from society. The event is organized by the Federal Ministry of food and consumer protection (BMELV) and the Consumer Council Association. Consumer skills is essential for making everyday life, because only informed consumers can make independent decisions. Beginning with finance and the reasonable consumption of media and ends with the shopping and cooking behavior, and should best already during high school are extensively trained, as Ilse Aigner, Federal Minister for food and consumer protection, said in a greeting on the homepage: me it is a special Requests to offer young people in school education modules for the areas of finance, Internet and food. Brought out this cause I have the initiative consumer education consumer expertise”on the way”. Students should have after completing their academic career as not only the four basic arithmetic operations, but also the basics of consumer literacy.
The here in General and age-independent social behavior changes are necessary, also the star Cook Alfons Schuhbeck confirmed in his cooking show at the Balingen Town Hall on October 12: when the German buys a car, he has no problems to take out a loan. Worse it looks average at the willingness to invest in good food and healthy cooking”. The 61-year-old is therefore informed awareness and teaches also medically effective spice combinations in addition to the proper cooking temperature. Schuhbeck thereby receives support from the Balingen system provider Bizerba. This builds modern PC scales for the deli counter, Schuhbecks recipes and the corresponding ingredient lists can be printed here in slightly abridged form on the roles of Bon. “Claudia Gross, Director global marketing and communication at Bizerba, explains: with the PC scales, counter staff, even unskilled temporary workers, can competently advise: what the buyer on the subjects of product information, nutrition tips, cooking recommendations or hygiene should know inside the devices and can be called up even during the control at your fingertips”.
The national consumption study II, carried out by the Federal Institute for nutrition and food (BFEL), collects the nutritional situation of young people and adults nationwide and requesting variables of lifestyle, after purchasing, cooking skills, smoking and sporting activity. The first results were published in 2008, but remain, almost up to date given the great distance of 20 years to the study of consumption I. And they are anything but positive. As the study shows, also in Germany more and more citizens have problems with their weight. Therefore, 66 percent of men and 51 percent of women were overweight. Risk perception is this one-sided: on the question after the risks associated with the food including residues of pesticides are at three quarters of the respondents at the front. A one-sided diet seems less risky, most though here are the much bigger dangers for your own health.