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 makeContinue reading “Never Stop Learning”

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.Continue reading “Movember is back!!”

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 byContinue reading “Happy, Healthy Halloween !!”

World Obesity Day 2016

World Obesity Day is led by the World Obesity Federation, which represents researchers, health professionals, members of communities around the world that are committed to prevent and treat obesity. World Obesity Day is part of their Action Initiative. This year, the focus is on ending childhood obesity. Worldwide, 222 million school children are overweight orContinue reading “World Obesity Day 2016”

Frittata with Zucchini

This year, for Food Revolution Day, Jamie Oliver launched The Food Revolution International Omelette Challenge! Create a healthy omelette which symbolize your nation and share it on the Food Revolution platform. I made a traditional Italian frittata with zucchini. This simple but delicious and nutritious dish can be your breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner. Here’sContinue reading “Frittata with Zucchini”

Food Revolution Day 2016

It’s Food Revolution Day, a day to celebrate good food, nutrition, health, and to invite people to join the revolution. I’m a big fan of this event, also because it reminds me of the reason why I decided to pursue a career in the field of nutrition and health promotion. I was living in NewContinue reading “Food Revolution Day 2016”

#EarthDay 2016

Today, April 22, is Earth Day, a day that marks the anniversary of the first environmental movement in 1970. We celebrate our beautiful, generous and precious Mother Earth that loves us even though we’re destroying it. Indeed, so many studies are telling us and showing how we have been harming our planet. We all, orContinue reading “#EarthDay 2016”

#SaltAwarenessWeek

This week, February 29th-March 6th, it’s Salt awareness week, a campaign promoted by World Action on Salt and Health (WASH) to raise awareness about the importance of eating less salt.   Salt is important for many biological functions of our body. However, consuming too much salt can cause high blood pressure and promote different diseasesContinue reading “#SaltAwarenessWeek”

#WorldCancerDay 2016

Today it’s #WorldCancerDay An important day to share some more information about cancer, from prevention to treatment. Unfortunately, many of us, directly or indirectly, are affected by this disease. According to the World Cancer Report 2014, cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide, accounting for 8.2 million deaths in 2012 and 14 million newContinue reading “#WorldCancerDay 2016”

#WorldHeartDay

Today is September 29 which means it’s #WorldHeartDay, a chance to raise awareness about Cardiovascular disease (CVD). CVD, which includes any disease of the heart, vascular disease of the brain, or disease of the blood vessel such as strokes and heart attack, kills over 17.3 million people every year!!! There are many risk factors associatedContinue reading “#WorldHeartDay”