A child’s diet is a determining factor in its health, starting even before it’s born, through its first years, months and years of life.
Parents must make an effort to build as varied a diet as possible, paying close attention to food quality and provenance: that means no fruits and vegetables grown using pesticides, no meat from industrial farms, no fish from industrial fishing, no refined sugars or other ultra-processed foods. A child’s diet must contain, like an adult’s, a great variety that can contribute to the development of healthy microbiome.
Renata Alleva is a nutritionist and specialist in Dietary Science. Since 1999 she has been a researcher at the IRCCS Rizzoli in Bologna and collaborates with the Apoptosis Research Group, School of Medical Science. She’s the author of around 50 international papers and book chapters regarding nutrition, supplement, nutrigenomics, oxidative stress and tumors. She won’s three national prizes for best communication and works with various international newspapers. She’s spent years promoting health through correct diets with particular focus on the importance organic agriculture.
The Food Talks are a new and freely accessible format of Terra Madre Salone del Gusto: ten minutes for our guests to explore their thoughts on the world we live in, and the future we want for it. This Food Talk is supported by Reale Mutua.
Event languages: IT, EN