Visit to the temporary exhibition ‘Food and advertising’

The temporary exhibition was about advertising in the XX century. The students had the opportunity to explore the top advertising campaigns for promoting Italian food and beverages and specifically we focused our activity on local brands. After the visit the students were asked to create their own advertisements to promote local food using the advertising strategies.

Let’s meet Parmigiano Reggiano cheese

All the activities were held inside the Laboratory of Istituto  Bocchialini (high school).

A group of students of this high school shown the history and principal characteristics of the production of Parmigiano Reggiano cheese; then together with a teacher, they asked our students to taste two different types of cheese with two different seasonings.  All the students had a form and, using all their senses, they were able to evaluate all the main organoleptic features of the cheese and they tried to guess the seasoning. So, they understood the process of cheese production and how it changes over time.

Students were excited about this laboratory, not just because they had lots of fun when tasting in a professional way cheese, but also because older students were there with them to explain and support them for everything they needed

Chemistry in the Kitchen

This lab was offered to all the students of the first classes in collaboration with the expert of “Parmalat Educational division”. All our laboratories  were held in our school.

The main objective of this didactic offer is to teach students the basilar principles of food chemistry.

Throughout simple activities, students had the opportunity to discover the presence of some nutrients in food, in particular in milk, fruit juice and water.

Moreover, students, divided in small groups, had the chance to experience the content of proteins, lipids and sugars in our daily food.

Make a cocktail with fruits and vegetables

On the 13th of February, Carnival day, the children dressed up like their favourite food. They had made their costume at home
with their parents.

Two cooks came at school and made a cocktail with apples, pears, oranges, tangerine, carrots, celery and
fennel . The teachers have dressed up like these fruits and vegetables. All together drank this healthy drink and danced with
music.

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cooking activities

The first of december the pupils found an advent calendarin the hall. it was made of christmas socks full of spices and food. a
funny sensory pattern (touch and smell). Twice a week the children also found a message. On 19th of December they found a recipe for a spicy drink and all the material to make it and drink it together.

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Meeting with a nutritionist for parents

On Wednesday 24 January, in the kindergarten S. Neri there was a meeting with the expert in nutrition, food safety and
psychological science Fabio Bussacchini. The teachers wanted to reflect with the parents about the correct use of food from the
young age. In the first part of the meeting the expert tell about the scientific theories. Then he answers to the parents’ questions.