Part of the Museum of Modern Art’s café will transform to a school cafeteria serving Finnish school lunch in October. The Back to School: A Taste of Finland program will run for the first two weeks in October and is organized in conjunction with MoMA’s exhibition Century of the Child: Growing by Design 1900-2000. This special lunch program gives guests an opportunity to savor Finnish school lunch favorites such as salmon soup and macaroni casserole while chatting in an intimate setting with the exhibition curator and the chef.
Finland is consistently recognized for excelling in all aspects of public education. A factor, which may be often unrecognized, is the importance of nutritious school lunches. Finland was the first country in the world to serve free, regulated school meals to children on a large scale, beginning in 1948. Today, Finnish students are able to enjoy balanced meals of local and inexpensive ingredients that provide both energy and educational value, every day at school.
Facts about Finnish school meals
6-8 years 550 cal
9-12 years 650 cal
13-15 years 740 cal
16-18 years 860 cal
New York City
Primary school 550-650 cal
Middle school 600-700 cal
High School 750-850 cal
The Back to School: A Taste of Finland is realized in conjunction with the exhibition Century of the Child: Growing by Design 1900-2000 at MoMA as a collaborative effort by the exhibition curators, MoMA’s Cafe 2, and the Consulate General of Finland. The menu for Back to School: A Taste of Finland is created by Chef Petteri Luoto, one of Finland’s most celebrated chefs, and realized in collaboration with Chef Lynn Bound of Cafe 2 and Terrace 5 at MoMA. Finn Crisp, Finlandia Cheese, Marimekko and The Nordic Breads have generously supported the event.
Come and experience the Finnish school lunch at MoMA! Please note that the space at Café 2 is limited; reservations and advance payment are required.
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
October 1-12, 2012
at 12 pm
Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53rd street, New York, NY 10019
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