Traditional Slovenian Breakfast at Harriet Tubman Elementary School in Washington, D.C.
The Embassy of Slovenia in Washington introduced the traditional Slovenian honey breakfast on Thursday, November 17, to the Harriet Tubman Elementary School students. The fifth-grade class enjoyed the traditional Slovenian breakfast goods prepared and served by the embassy staff: home-made bread, butter, Slovenian honey, locally produced milk and apples as well as walnut and raisin potica cake. Duriing the lesson that was presented in the frame of the Embassy Adoption Program students also became acquainted with Slovenian traditional ways of harvesting, wheat threshing and milling, making bread in a brick oven, traditional butter making, beekeeping, and organic fruit growing.
Originally initiated by the Slovenian Beekeepers’ Association, the Traditional Slovenian Honey Breakfast project aims to educate, inform and raise awareness of children in kindergartens and elementary schools -- and at the same time also of the general public -- particularly of the importance of eating breakfast, of benefits of locally grown food, of agricultural activities preserving the environment, and of beekeeping for agricultural production and economic activity. It is also important to raise public awareness of youth of the importance of a healthy lifestyle, including health-enhancing physical activity and sports.