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I miei libri per bambini/ My books for kids

Ho pubblicato su Amazon due libri illustrati, “L’ Alfabeto della Frutta” e “L’ Alfabeto della Verdura”, per insegnare ai bambini l’ ABC e avvicinarli al mondo della frutta e della verdura, in modo colorato e divertente! L’ idea nasce dalla mia esperienza di educatrice alimentare, un lavoro che amo molto perche’ mi permette di unire…

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Global Running Day 2018

ODE TO RUNNING Running: I love you. Running: Thank you.   It’s Global Running Day, a celebration of running that encourages people to get moving. No matter how fast, how far, where, get moving!!! It’s very important to be physically active to live a healthy, happy, long life. Running has so many benefits. It can…

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Never Stop Learning

I’ve been spending some time in NYC and while here I’ve been attending seminars, workshops and events related to food, nutrition and education. As a nutrition educator, I make sure I keep updated with dietary guidelines, nutrition research and teaching strategies. If I want kids to learn how to eat healthy, I need to make…

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Movember is back!!

It’s that time of the year again- Movember is back. What’s Movember? It’s an annual campaign that takes place in November to raise awareness and funds for men’s health. It’s held by the Movember Foundation, a global organization that focuses on men’s health with the ultimate goal of reducing the number of men dying prematurely.…

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Happy, Healthy Halloween !!

Halloween is fast approaching, and so a large amount of sugar that kids will be eating between parties and trick-or-treating!! Recent reports show that American children can eat up to 3 cups (almost 400 grams) of sugar on Halloween!! That is almost 16 times the maximum daily recommendation of 6 teaspoons (25 grams) suggested by…

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Pasta con piselli e fave

Springtime reminds me of my grandmother sitting on the stairs outside the house, shelling fresh fava beans and peas in her apron. While I always loved the latter, I’ve never been a huge fan of the fava beans, and haven’t eaten them for long time. Then Sunday I went to pick some fresh legumes at…

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Pasta & Piselli

This typical dish of the Mediterranean diet contains legumes, grains, spices and healthy fat that make it light and tasty, nutritious and balanced. Easy and fast to prepare, it requires only a few ingredients. Perfect for when you want to eat something substantial but didn’t go food shopping and have little time to cook. So,…

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#NutritionEducation

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…

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Quinoa bowl with veggies

As I promised, here’s the recipe of the Quinoa bowl I made with the fresh veggies I picked  in my family garden. Ingredients for 4 people 150 grams of quinoa 200 grams of mushrooms 5-6 Italian green peppers 1-2 small fresh chili peppers 4-5 tomatoes 1tsp curry powder 2 medium eggplants 2 cans of chickpeas…

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Late Summer Harvest

I’ve been spending some time with my family in my hometown in Calabria, a region in Southern Italy. A few weeks ago I went with my brother to pick some veggies from the family garden near our house. Although it was October, it was warm so we still had zucchini, eggplants, peppers, chili peppers, watermelons…

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