Food is a Conversation: Med Diet & Wellbeing – The Importance of Togetherness

29 Jul 20 | 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm 0

10 years ago the Mediterranean Diet was acknowledged by UNESCO as an intangible cultural heritage of humanity, as a set of skills, knowledge, rituals, symbols and traditions that does not only consider food but deeply relates also to a wide-spread lifestyle that is good for both people and the planet. 2010 was also the year in which the Fondazione BCFN created the Double Pyramid, an analysis model aimed at sensitizing consumers on the impact that their food choices have on the environment.

In 2020 we are facing a very different scenario, in which underlining the role of the Mediterranean Diet and of the Double Pyramid as models of regeneration are more than fundamental. The post-pandemic world continues to change and reshape our lives; more and more communities, industries, and businesses are feeling its effects and increasingly shifting to specific needs for human and planet health. Besides, food as a human right, not only sustains our hunger but nourishes the mind and soul. In this capacity, it has the greatest power to stimulate community cohesion around a shared purpose and excite socially responsible actions that build a healthier more equitable food system.

That is why the common ground from which we start is just one: how can we start thinking about the Mediterranean Diet and the Double Pyramid model in a way that combines science, empathy and wellbeing, starting from the kitchen?

This is just one of the questions that we want to answer during Food is a Conversation: Med Diet & Wellbeing – The importance of togetherness, the online event that will happen on July 29 at 4 PM and that will feature:
– Lorenzo Boni, Barilla Executive Chef, North America
– Iulia Nonu, Team Head Chef, Refettorio Felix at St. Cuthbert’s Centre from Food for Soul, the cultural project founded by Chef Massimo Bottura and Lara Gilmore to shine light on the invisible potential of people, places and food.

The topics of the conversation will involve:
– The importance of the aspect of “togetherness” within the Mediterranean Diet and the
Double Pyramid: cooking as an act of love and of taking care of others, while
taking care of the planet as well, from sustainable ingredients to hindering waste
– Conscious ingredient utilization
– Nourish by reinventing recipes with repurposed ingredients

The Conversation will count on the participation of the Future Food Institute & Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Food & Climate Shapers Digital Boot Camp international classroom, made of young talents and changemakers in the food and sustainability sectors, that will debate with our guests in the final Q&A session.

The event will be live broadcast:
👉 On the Future Food Institute YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/futurefoodinstitute)
👉 On the Future Food Institute Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/futurefoodinstitute)
👉 On the Future Food Institute Twitter page
(https://www.twitter.com/Ffoodinstitute)
👉 On the Future Food Institute LinkedIn page (https://www.linkedin.com/company/futurefoodinstitute)

Join us – July 29 4.00 PM CET
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