Nestlé's project presented in Milan, which takes advantage of the scientific contribution ofUniversità Campus Bio-Medico di Roma

25 October 2018 - Nutripiatto is born, a simple and fun way to create in the family, precisely with the involvement of children, the correct portions at the base of a healthy diet from childhood. A nutritional education tool aimed at children aged 4 to 12, created with the scientific contribution of the teachers of the Degree Course in Food and Human Nutrition Sciences who in fact participated in the presentation of the Nestle project in Milan. 

The innovation of Nutripiatto lies precisely in putting the children themselves at the centre, helping parents to correctly evaluate the portions, based on the size of the child's palm, fist or finger length. The project includes a kit consisting of a “intelligent” dish and an educational guide which explains how to use the Nutripiatto and offers ideas and advice to meet the nutritional needs of children, also taking into account the different age groups. The guide also includes specific chapters relating to proper hydration and physical activity to play with friends and with your pets.

"Nutripiatto could become a valid ally to entice children to take an active part in choosing food and preparing recipes, restoring the habit of consuming simple foods in Italian families, respecting the seasonality of products and traditional dishes" - he explained the prof Laura De Gara, President of the Master's Degree Course in Food Sciences and Human Nutrition ofUniversità Campus Bio-Medico di Roma. “The countries of Southern Europe today boast the sad record of the highest rate of childhood obesity: data recently released by the WHO confirm that, in Italy, 42% of boys and 38% of girls are obese or overweight children. females. It must be said, on a positive note, that the studies mentioned above have recorded a trend of improvement. Also during the seventy-third United Nations General Assembly, Italy shared the most recent data showing a decrease in the number of obese children in Italy. All these data confirm the usefulness of an awareness-raising approach that transversally involves the various institutions as well as the sector associations and companies that are part of them. Pleased to have taken part in this project, we hope that Nutripiatto can also contribute to teaching children and adults the importance of what we put on our plates".