World Heart Day 2018

It’s #WorldHeartDay , an opportunity to reflect about our health and to make a promise to live a more heart-healthy life. Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are disorders of heart and blood vessels. They include: coronary heart diseases, cerebrovascular disease, rheumatic heart disease, heart disease and other conditions. CVDs are the number 1 cause of death globally.…

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NCDs and Physical Activity

It’s United Nations Generally Assembly (UNGA) week. So many events are taking place in NYC to discuss what governments, civil society, organizations can do to efficiently beat Noncommunicable Diseases. Here some info about one leading factor for NCDs and deaths worldwide, physical inactivity. Let’s Be Active. Let’s Beat NCDs.  

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Let’s beat NCDs

On 27 September 2018, the United Nations General Assembly will hold a High-level meeting to review national and global progress achieved on the control and prevention of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). It’s important to raise awareness of the impact of NCDs since they are a major cause of mortality worldwide. We need to urge governments to…

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Fun activities for kids!!

 Color and Learn  the Alphabet from Arancia to Zucca. Hello everyone. Hope you’re having a great Summer! If you are looking for fun learning activities to keep your kids busy, here you can find some free printable tracing worksheets. They will help children to: Learn the alphabet Practice writing words, in both lower and upper…

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Bilingual version of my eBooks

L’ Alfabeto della Frutta/Fruit Alphabet and L’ Alfabeto della Verdura/Vegetable Alphabet are now available on Amazon. These bilingual books  will help children enrich their vocabulary in Italian and English and get familiar with fruits and vegetables. Studies show that food preferences and eating patterns are established early in life and tend to be carried into…

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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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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 or…

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#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 new…

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