Sustainability through food to empower youth

Sustainability through food to empower youth

The Barilla Foundation is committed to building a new food and environmental sustainability, paying particular attention to the role of young generations.
In this respect, teachers and educators play a critical role, and the Barilla Foundation supports their work with the 'We, food, our Planet' program.

We, food, our Planet is an educational program that is the subject of a memorandum of understanding with the Ministry of Education and offers personalized teaching material, for all levels, adjusted to the specific psycho-educational needs of the recipients. In addition to an educational guide, containing all the topics, single-subject insights and multimedia and innovative tools are available to support teachers in their lessons, and to help students develop a critical thinking on these issues.

All the educational tools can be used by teachers, independently, to conduct an original lesson that combines information about the various topics with the emotional involvement of multimedia, improving attention and offering students numerous opportunities for discussion and participation.

School education

We, Food, Our Planet
Starting Kit

In this starting kit you can find a general overview about food, health and sustainability. The program consists of a set of modules dedicated to different food-related themes (e.g., health, the Mediterranean diet, culture, food insecurity and climate change). Each module provides the necessary knowledge and examples to be transferred in the school context.

School education

Diets that respect the health of people and the Planet
In-Depth

A new in-depth reference about the Double Health and Climate Pyramid, enhanced by the seven Cultural Double Pyramids of seven food models from as many regions of the world. The foods of the different culinary traditions are divided according to their impact on cardiovascular diseases and CO2 emissions to demonstrate how a healthy and sustainable diet is possible at every latitude.

School education

Learning and acting for change
In-Depth

Change is in our words and in our hands. This educational tool is designed to stimulate action, starting from knowledge. It’s an “enhanced dictionary” that aims at stimulating curiosity and goes beyond simple knowledge, because it provides elements of reflection for the development of critical thinking, but it also helps to plan and experiment with different actions.

School education

Right to food, food security and food sovereignty
In-Depth

The issue of fair, healthy and sustainable nutrition is a key element in education in active citizenship. One of the biggest challenges facing every society is the need to feed its citizens properly without harming the environment. However, around 2 billion people around the world are suffering from malnutrition. Delve into the theme of the right to food and find out more about the paradigms and solutions that can offer effective answers to ensure everyone a healthy and adequate diet.

School education

Food in the City
In-Depth

Occupying only 3% of the total surface area of the planet, cities produce 80% of GDP but are responsible for 75% of CO2 emissions and consume up to 70% of the food produced nationally. Find out how these can become the engine of change and how they can foster the emergence of strategic solutions for food and environmental sustainability and the well-being of the world’s population.

School education

Waste not, want not!
In-Depth

Every year, one-third of global food production is lost along the production chain or thrown away. Find out more about food waste and how to rework the content with your students. Bilingual materials are available in Italian and English.

School education

Healthy living: let’s start with food
In-Depth

With over 820 million people struggling with hunger and famine, the world must also face up to a new, paradoxically opposite nutritional challenge: the epidemic of obesity. The world has over 2 billion overweight and obese adults. Find out more about healthy eating, the role of the Mediterranean diet for a healthy world, and find out how to address these issues with your students. Bilingual materials are available in Italian and English.
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