COMENIUS
FOOD
THE TEENAGERS BETWEEN CULINARY TRADITION AND FAST
FOOD
2012-2014

FOOD PYRAMID AND NUTRITIONAL COMPONENTS
By...
At the time of our
grandparents,
Italian people
…ate less
And moved more.
Nowadays we know that that lifestyle was
healthy, but today there is a risk of being
attracted to other kinds of foods, in...
Will be really this our evolution?
In Italy there is a public institution, the
I.N.R.A.N. (National Research Institute for
Food and Nutrition), who wrote the...
Teenagers are strongly influenced for food by friends and
by the fashion of fast food.
They are switching to foods which, ...
Risks of an unbalanced diet
The erroneous assumption of foods, both in quantity and quality, can
11

be an important facto...
The food pyramid
Proper nutrition is essential for good quality of life. The traditional
Mediterranean diet is nowadays co...
Ten tips from the experts
You can protect your health by eating better
and with more flavour.
Here are some general guidel...
Drink plenty of water every day!!
Vary your choices!!
Have always a healthy
breakfast and avoid
.
skipping meals!!
Consume at least 2 portions of fruit
and 2 portions of vegetables every
day!!
Cereals (bread, pasta, rice etc..) should
be consumed daily!!
Eat fish at least twice a week
(fresh or frozen)!!
Remember: legumes provide
protein and fiber of good quality!!
Limit your intake of
fats, especially those
of animal origin,
preferring the extra
virgin olive oil
Do not exceed the
consumption of
salt!!
Limit your intake of sweets and popdrinks during the day, and especially ...
Avoid “do it yourself” diets!!!
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  1. 1. COMENIUS FOOD THE TEENAGERS BETWEEN CULINARY TRADITION AND FAST FOOD 2012-2014 FOOD PYRAMID AND NUTRITIONAL COMPONENTS By Italian Students and Comenius Team
  2. 2. At the time of our grandparents, Italian people …ate less And moved more.
  3. 3. Nowadays we know that that lifestyle was healthy, but today there is a risk of being attracted to other kinds of foods, inspired only by business reasons rather than by welfare.
  4. 4. Will be really this our evolution?
  5. 5. In Italy there is a public institution, the I.N.R.A.N. (National Research Institute for Food and Nutrition), who wrote the guidelines for a healthy diet.
  6. 6. Teenagers are strongly influenced for food by friends and by the fashion of fast food. They are switching to foods which, although practical and tasty, are high in calories, fat and salt from the nutritional point of view. If such kind of food becomes too frequent, the diet can
  7. 7. Risks of an unbalanced diet The erroneous assumption of foods, both in quantity and quality, can 11 be an important factor in the determination of disease states such as: •Hypertension •Cardiovascular disease •Overweight and obesity •Metabolic diseases (increased blood cholesterol and triglycerides) •Diabetes type 2 •Osteoporosis •Cholelithiasis and hepatic steatosis (fatty liver) •Dental caries •Goiter from iodine deficiency •Some forms of tumors. The risk of obesity, in particular, is determined not only by an excess of energy intake, compared to those consumed, even by a sedentary lifestyle.
  8. 8. The food pyramid Proper nutrition is essential for good quality of life. The traditional Mediterranean diet is nowadays considered one of the most effective in the world for health protection and is also one of the most varied and balanced we know. The Mediterranean diet is synonymous with perfect balance and right proportion between the different nutrients: • protein: 15% • carbohydrates: 60% • fat: 25%. The food pyramid has been realized according to this model. At the base of the pyramid there are foods we can use more while at the top those that it is better to limit, in order to reduce
  9. 9. Ten tips from the experts You can protect your health by eating better and with more flavour. Here are some general guidelines developed by nutrition experts.
  10. 10. Drink plenty of water every day!!
  11. 11. Vary your choices!!
  12. 12. Have always a healthy breakfast and avoid . skipping meals!!
  13. 13. Consume at least 2 portions of fruit and 2 portions of vegetables every day!!
  14. 14. Cereals (bread, pasta, rice etc..) should be consumed daily!!
  15. 15. Eat fish at least twice a week (fresh or frozen)!!
  16. 16. Remember: legumes provide protein and fiber of good quality!!
  17. 17. Limit your intake of fats, especially those of animal origin, preferring the extra virgin olive oil
  18. 18. Do not exceed the consumption of salt!!
  19. 19. Limit your intake of sweets and popdrinks during the day, and especially ... Avoid “do it yourself” diets!!!

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