On Tuesday, 20 March, Princess Marie of Denmark was in Odense for her first official event since the end of the official period of mourning after her father-in-law, Prince Henrik’s death.
DM i Madkundskab (DM in Food Science) is a national competition between several classes from different schools aiming to teach children about food science. The different classes work all year, and ten classes are selected to take part in the final day.The competition is held by Madkamp, an association fighting to strengthen the position of food science teaching in elementary schools.
According to Madkamp: “The final day is a celebration of a party where hundreds of children, craftsmen, politicians, parents, and celebrities gather and celebrate the subject of food knowledge. In addition to the students preparing innovative dishes that can secure them the title of Denmark’s Champion in food science, the day is also packed with fun, and exciting activities focused on food. For even though it is a competition, DM in food science is also about focusing on the subject and its many strengths and potentials.“
At the end of the day, the class of 6 C of Hammerslev Sct. Severin School from Haderslev was declared the winner of the competition, becoming Denmark’s National Champions in Food Science. The students went on stage with Princess Marie and the Minister of Food and Environment Esben Lunde Larsen.
Princess Marie has been very involved with charities and initiatives related to food and the fight against food waste in the past few years. She is the Patron of the World Food Summit – Better for More People as well as of the Patron Copenhagen Cooking & Food Festival. Additionally, she works very closely with the Fight Against Food Waste Movement.