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Food Education and Mediterranean Diet


Purpose of the project:

Nutrition education is an activity for the kids not only educational, but also preventive, in one age group, which is 8 to 12 years, where are initiated to implement food choices free from outside control family.
It ‘important to also try, with the right information, the right to develop a culture of “taste” able to counteract the process of approval of the law burger and snack that is spreading among young people.

If we put in the foundation of the educational project acquiring a conscious identity – consciousness and self-knowledge, ability to relate with the surrounding context, responsibilities daily choices – the curriculum becomes a well-selected experiences, cognitive and social, disciplinary and design, linked to a process of internalization: who I am, what I belong, with whom I share my membership and my historical memory, what are my values.
The proposed route is general, in order to address the issue, however complex and cuts across several disciplines, with an organization teaching distributed at different levels depending on the age of the students in the classes first, second and third.

Behavioral objectives:

1) To promote pupils’ socialization, collaboration, the exchange of ideas
2) promote the confrontation with cultures other than their own
3) Request the autonomous organization of each student and effective communication
4) Develop the design attitudes and operational skills
5) To encourage a questioning attitude towards reality and a motivation to seek starting from his own experience person

Cognitive objectives:

Integrating disciplinary knowledge with interdisciplinary knowledge
Expand knowledge of the territory and local food traditions
Develop the ability to compare
Learn to observe, collect data and rework them, even with knowledge of
statistical, creating tables and graphs
Use your computer for multimedia productions.

Specific objectives:

Learning about food and classify them according to their function
Knowing the rules of hygiene supply
Know the organs deputies taking food and physiology of the digestive process
Knowing the basics to feed a balanced
Learn to read food labels
Knowing how to compare its power with that of the past
Knowing how to compare its power with that of other countries
Acquire information on specific issues such as anorexia, bulimia and obesity.
Enhance, as part of a balanced diet, the local products
Know part of health education, the elements of first aid in case of problems related to food
Knowing the problems posed by globalization, which affect supply of
food prices and, consequently, on consumer behavior
Knowing the genetic manipulation and the effects on the organism
Knowing the specific legislation at regional, national, European
Integrating disciplinary knowledge into interdisciplinary knowledge

Association Medeaterranea – – ​​ – ​​3358304083 –
Methodology and tools:
The activities will start from direct and personal experiences regarding food choices and the reasons explained by the children themselves.
Through questionnaires specially prepared, the boys gather useful data in order to compare the food tastes and habits familiar with those of the past. The reworking of the responses identify the nuclei of reflection that will become the first motivational approach of the proposed route.
Given the significant presence of non-EU students in our school, you can easily make a comparison with the different eating habits of their countries of origin and highlight whether and to what extent they have changed.
It is expected the project:
The educational visit to a farm or a food industry
the involvement of external experts,
the use of media on food safety, on the role of nutritional foods, etc. on legislation.
the meeting with health managers at all levels in the area

Disciplines involved:
They will be involved in all disciplines of the curriculum, each for the part that belongs to her.

Content for the first class:

The food in the history of peoples.
Food as an expression of culture.
Food and traditions.
The agri-food products in extinction.
The symbolic value of food in religions
Stories, legends, sayings, proverbs related to food and nutrition.
Recipes of kitchen Vesuviana

Content for second class:

The digestive system and the digestive process
Foods everyday.
Nutritional value and functions of food: carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, vitamins, minerals, water.
The composition and the energy value of the main foods: fruits, vegetables, legumes, meat, fish, eggs, dairy products.
The organoleptic characteristics (aroma, color, texture, structure).
Food storage and sanitary risks.
Sugar metabolism (the importance of breakfast)
Diet concept, the food pyramid, to correct diet.
The eating behavior. Food imbalances and the onset of diseases.
The stages of production of milk, bread, wine, oil.
Food processing.
Use and function of the additives.
The Mediterranean diet
The proportions in the kitchen
The typical dishes of the kitchens non-EU: comparison of nutrients.
Regional recipes
Food labels: regulations, barcode, label composition, maturity. The traceability of products.

Association Medeaterranea – – ​​ – ​​3358304083 –

Content for third class:

The power in the Anglo-Saxon culture: texts.
French cuisine: texts
Prohibitions and fasts: the dietary precepts of religions
Eating disorders, bulimia and anorexia
Referral to a doctor and / or psychologist
The athlete’s diet
Agriculture and sustainable development. Problems related to market globalization and fair trade
The techniques of traditional farming and organic farming. Typical products and quality of the territory, DOP and IGP.
The use of genetic engineering on food.
Intervention of an expert who distinguished risks and benefits
Food issues in the history and geography.
The access to food.
Food and agriculture in developing countries.
The problem of world hunger.
The rational use of resources.
International organizations fighting world hunger.

Target Business:
All pupils in the first, second and third.

Time and method of implementation:
The project will be implemented throughout the school year to allow individuals Class Council to plan rationally the internal and external interventions. The activities will be carried out using lessons in presence of two teachers (letters and sciences, languages-science, technical-science, literature-art, letters-lingual) and the interventions of experts will take place both in the individual classes to open parallel classes.


Written in Word and explanatory posters with drawings and photos
Charts and graphs in Excel
Power Point presentations to be included on the school website
Sheets of foods to gather in dossier
Recipe regional cooking

The teachers of each class councils

Offer their availability as human resource cognitive, observe systematically the paths of work, stimulate the deepening of specific skills, jointly evaluate the achievement of objectives.

Association Medeaterranea – – ​​ – ​​3358304083 –


The goal of environmental education project is to overcome
a teaching environment to arrive at a teaching activity for the environment, based on behavior, values ​​and changes.
Following the well-known principle “act locally, think globally, the aim is to increase young people’s mentality of conscious development of the territory from the life contexts and relationships in which they live, from the school to the city and to the world whole.
“The world is all attached,” so you are given a five year old girl
after living experience in environmental education, and taking
synthesizing the best links between man, environment, resources and pollution.
If it is true that “everyone sees what they know, the affirmation of the child
It shows that environmental education is used or, at least, it helps to see.
Environmental education, then, as awareness of self and others,
the uniqueness and complexity, knowledge and first
awareness and responsibility then. The classrooms are a
privileged point of engagement, socialization and participation for
citizens of tomorrow. What we propose is therefore an education
environment based on sharing and collaboration, defining and
promote a society conscious and sustainable.
The educational project that will be put in place aims at making
Students dynamic qualities (such as a sense of initiative, ability to
choose, etc.) and develop quality relational (respect for
diversity, availability of a comparison, listening skills). In all types of
path, irrelevant of the school involved, we will ensure an
interdisciplinary programs thanks to the breadth of content, for
better meet the needs of teaching school and to ensure continuity of study. Will stimulate opportunities for reflection on the issues raised, the processing of the data obtained from the various laboratory and research, conversations and group discussions, engaging your students to study outside of school, the study of the issues addressed insieme.L’educazione environmental training tool becomes active citizenship, in a learning process, social and behavioral, of course, it does not end in the only area of ​​education, but that this must necessarily start. The goal is to positively change the behavior of students, families, school environment, finally making the company itself interpreter aware of the culture of sustainability, from local context, it needs to reach the entire country, , in turn, must fit into a global vision.


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(Italiano) obiettivo del progetto di educazione ambientale è quello di superare una didattica sull’ambiente per approdare ad una didattica svolta per l’ambiente,basata sui comportamenti, sui valori e sui cambiamenti.
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