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Activities for schools

This section is addressed to teachers and schools’ directors interested to educate children and young people about the importance of good nutritional habits and the benefits of Mediterranean Diet lifestyle. (Visit our Digital Library if you wish to know more about the scientifically proven benefits of Mediterranean Diet.

MedDiet project has developed and validated an educational training program targeted to pupils of primary and secondary schools: a set of tools dedicated to education on Mediterranean Diet and preservation of traditional food practices addressed to people living in the coastal area of the Mediterranean basin sea.

A Scientific Committee, composed by experts in food and nutrition, education, pedagogy, psychology, anthropology and governmental technicians, from Italy, Spain, Greece, Tunisia, Lebanon and Egypt, has designed useful Guidelines and supporting material to spread and strengthen the knowledge about Mediterranean Diet.

These tools allow educators, teachers and school directors to implement nutrition education activities in school for promoting the Mediterranean Diet lifestyle and the cultural aspects linked to the act of selecting, preparing and eating food. The tools included in the Mediterranean Diet tool-kit are used and distributed to participants during the activities.

The MedDiet educational training program was validated through 120 pilot projects implemented in primary and secondary schools that have already involved almost 5.000 students from Italy, Spain Greece, Lebanon, Egypt and Tunisia.

If you are interested to know more about the Mediterranean Diet and MedDiet project contact us or visit one of our 20 Mediterranean Diet Info-Points located in 10 different countries.

Publish date 09/09/2015 12:40
Last updated 09/09/2015 12:44