THE T.U.R.N.I.P. PROGRAMME
The T.U.R.N.I.P. (Towards Understanding the Right Nutritional Implications and Practises) Food Project has the aim of introducing the correct nutritional practises in the every day diet of children and families.
Several scientific studies have proved that incorrect nutritional habits account for 30% of Cancer cases as well as numerous other pathologies (cardiovascular, metabolic, etc.). Healthy eating should therefore play a very important role in children’s education.
Unfortunately, the correct nutritional practises are not always known.
Building on the recommendations of the WCRF (World Cancer Research Fund International – www.wcrf.org), our school project aims at proposing a series of activities which will involve both parents and children.
Started in 2011 the Turnip Game represents the core element of the programme, but the project also includes conferences, kitchen lessons as well as a continuous update of the website with videos, fact sheets, and useful tips for the implementation of a healthy diet.