During a recent visit to the village school Prota Mateja Nenadović in Brankovina near Valjevo, the school principal Milica Ostojić surprised us with the news that she arranged a television interview for us (Ratko Bojović and Steve Quarrie, BSN / EUTA) on local television, Vujić TV, Valjevo. VTV is available on cable television in Serbia, and is especially watched in the wider area of ​​Valjevo. The interview will be broadcast on the evening of June 29 and will be available soon on YouTube.

Milica is one of the most enterprising principals of primary schools in Serbia with many years of experience in projects involving her school in the local community and helping to stimulate the local economy, which improves children’s education. The school even has its own garden with more than ten kinds of vegetables and fruits so that the children get used to different tastes and appreciate the value of good nutrition. Her knowledge of local producers and schools in the area will be very useful to Strength2Food as the project develops a pilot scheme for school meals.

On the other hand, now that the school year is over and the children and staff of the school kitchens have gone on vacation, we can look back on the significant support we had from our team of current and former PhD students of the Faculty of Biology in Belgrade. They visited ten schools in Belgrade and Novi Sad, collected the information necessary for the pilot scheme of school meals and helped us analyze the information from the detailed questionnaire that the schools completed at the beginning of this year. So we would like to thank our enthusiastic team for their great help:

Maja Medojević Pavlović
Ivan Koprivica
Martina Ormai
Ivan Pavlović
Svetlana Milјanović
Hadi Waisi
Marija Vidosavljević
Milijana Prica
Branislava Veselinović
Vladana Petković
Ana Milošević
Jelena Kulaš
Gorana Danon
Katarina Tešović
Katarina Ćuković
Aleksandra Veselinović
Sofija Stupar

Steve Quarrie, BSN/EUTA