EDUCATION: Taste Week comes to the Mont des Accords college


As part of the 34th edition of Taste Week which was held from October 16 to 22, a team from the Mont des Accords college implemented several actions within the school to raise awareness among students about taste.

Since 1990, Taste Week has been the largest mobilization in France between those involved in taste and their audiences. Benefiting from the sponsorship of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Sovereignty, this week of activities to educate taste brings together a number of participants from different sectors, including education.

At the Mont des Accords college, the initiative was driven by Ange-Marie Venthou-Dumaine, librarian professor, and the two nurses, Mesdames Grellet and Tangamen. The students of the fourth Laferrière, accompanied by their French teacher Madame Emile, created posters on the themes of diet and physical activity. The works produced were exhibited in the college hall. For this national taste week 2023 sponsored by chef Grégory Cohen, 220 students in Saint-Martin were made aware of food with a time of discussion led by the two nurses from the Mont des Accords college. During this meeting, several topics were discussed by health professionals, including food safety, the 4 main pillars of which are availability, access, use and stability; nutritional balance by adopting a varied diet adapted to your needs, without forgetting the cultural aspect of food. On this occasion, some students hosted the college radio by presenting several recipes for West Indian dishes through a reading aloud, in English and French, of extracts from the book “Saint-Martin Sint Maarten Cuisine Créole – Authentic Creole Recipes ". The budding radio presenters did not fail to highlight the traditional chicken colombo and the fish court broth. With the help of the college management, the students also had the opportunity to taste a fruit, clementine. To the greatest pleasure of their taste buds… _VX

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