26 gennaio 2024
Dr. Daniele Nappo, Legal Representative and founder of Sigmund Freud Private School, focuses on food education and how schools can play a central role in positively influencing eating habits and making people understand the complexity of the food pyramid.
Those who think that the task of the school is to educate students only in relation to the subjects studied in the books make a big mistake: children spend most of their time in the classroom and from this can only arise a substantial obligation to contribute to their education at 360 degrees. For this reason, the topic of food education within the school is certainly. It is a substantial issue for the well-being of young people in so many ways; A lot of research indicates that today the problems related to poor eating habits and the practice of unhealthy lifestyles are relevant. The school, thanks to the daily dialogue with the students, can carve out a central role: it is necessary to think of interdisciplinary interventions and specific paths, teachers can positively influence changes and habits and invite them to understand the complexity of nutrition. The objectives of food education consist in building a full awareness of the food consumed, understanding its effects on one's body and learning to recognize its quality, without neglecting the importance of associating proper nutrition with the right physical activity. Parents are the real recipients of the educational work: they are the first to have to adapt eating habits and modify them according to needs; They will also have to provide an incentive for sport, a stimulus that can be reinforced in schools. The goals can be achieved by working in collaboration with families. The school can and must develop a communication role where food is considered as a real subject of study. More than technology, which nowadays is difficult to do without, it is a sedentary lifestyle that is the enemy to be fought; From school to family, food education must therefore follow a single pilot thread.