My favorite part of my job is teaching kids about nutrition and health!! It gives me the opportunity to use my background in science and nutrition and my passion for teaching!

I actually decided to study Nutrition and Health in order to be able to understand better the link between food and chronic diseases, and to be able to teach young kids the importance of eating healthy.

Changing habits can be a real challenge for adults, especially in regard to food and health. If we teach kids that eating vegetables and fruits make them strong and healthy since they’re young, they’ll carry this food pattern into adulthood. And, as studies suggest, they’ll influence their parents’ habits too.

Kids are curious, they soak up information like a sponge. They ask questions, are willing to learn and try new things. I love interacting with them. Every time I leave a classroom I feel blessed and inspired by their enthusiasm and interest.

Below there’s a picture of one of my recent lessons to 1st and 2nd graders of an elementary school in Calabria, in Southern Italy. We had lot of fun learning about food groups and Mediterranean Diet. Can’t wait to start another project.


Published by Piera Forestieri

Health and Nutrition Advocate, Consultant, and Educator

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: