We support the growth and development of small children by offering them tasty and balanced meals at Tampere’s day-care centres every day. A healthy diet is an integral part of the early education provided by day-care centres, which create a foundation for healthy eating habits and lifelong well-being. We take an active role in promoting children’s healthy eating habits by serving 4,400 meals, at 75 day-care centres, daily. In addition to taking care of the catering, we keep Tampere’s day-care centres clean so that the children can play, grow, and thrive in a pleasant environment.
Contact information for the day-care centres’ kitchens
Every meal consists of a main course with side dishes, a salad (focused on greens or grated vegetables) and accompanying dressing, bread and a spread, and a drink (milk, buttermilk, or water). Softer bread is served twice a week. Children who follow special diets may be served specially tailored meals for health or ethics reasons.
The City of Tampere’s policy on special diets, along with forms and diet descriptions
Readily available birthday treats from the day-care centre’s kitchen
Pirkanmaan Voimia offers the option of buying birthday treats for the whole group easily, directly from the kitchen. There are many options, from a fruit bowl to ice cream. The kitchen staff make sure that any special diets are adhered to and bring the order to the day-care centre at the agreed time. For more information, contact the kitchen of your child’s day-care centre.
Sapere activities in kindergartens
We support the implementation of the Sapere method in kindergartens. At the heart of the Sapere method is the joy that children can get from food, which is the ticket to learning to like new flavours. By forcing a child to eat or just to taste new foodstuffs, we do not give them joy, but rather prevent it. Children are encouraged to experiment with food using all their senses – children learn through play, exploration and curiosity. The more a child is involved in making food, the more interest they have in tasting it.
Pirkanmaan Voimia supports the City of Tampere’s objective of carbon neutrality. The goal of reducing negative climate impacts is included in the company’s environmental programme and it is also one of its shareholder goals. In 2020, Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke) calculated Pirkanmaan Voimia Oy’s carbon footprint. The calculation has been used as the basis for our climate roadmap. It aims to reduce total emissions by a third in just over five years and to halve them by 2030.