Fruits and Veggies crossword puzzles

Hello!! I hope you and your kids are enjoying the Summer break!! If you’re looking for some activities to entertain kids and keep their brain active, please download the free crossword and word search puzzles below. They are simple and fun to solve and will encourage children to expand their fruit and vegetable vocabulary, improve…

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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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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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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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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’s…

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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 New…

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#MeatlessMonday

What is Meatless Monday? Meatless Monday is a global movement to help people reduce their meat consumption by 15%. Meatless Monday is an initiative of The Monday Campaigns; it began in 2003 and it was launched in association with the Center for a Livable Future (CLF) at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Meatless…

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