Ecologia dell’Alimentazione

Country of implementation


Type of the practice

Educational programme

Initiator of the practice

NGO: Cittadinanzattiva Umbria

Type of education


Age of participants


How many participants max can participate

From 5 to 25

Education form


Short description

‘Ecologia dell’alimentazione’  is a project that aims to help young consumers acquire correct eating habits, promote good practices to ensure food for all and sustainable food for the planet, a source of well-being for consumers. Accompanying and stimulating young consumers to a positive attitude to life and making them understand the concept of food waste, healthy eating for everyone, promoting the values of solidarity and equality and safeguarding the planet earth, enhancing local products.   The project presents a series of study modules to implement in primary classes, which are the following:
  1. Presentation of the Project/Who we are and what we do.
  2. Learn to read food product labels to acquire the ability to make informed choices.
  3. “Zero packaging … or almost zero” (Food packaging, environmental impact and reduction, reuse, recovery and recycling of the same).
  4. Don’t waste – I LOVE FOOD. The short supply chain and 0 km products. 5.
  5. Every drop a good practice: the Anti-waste Vademecum.
  6. Playful-didactic workshops for education in healthy and sustainable nutrition.
  7. Table etiquette
  8. At the table with taste
  9. How to organize the refrigerator to avoid food waste with the creation of a special poster.
  10. Let’s make a video.
  The outcomes of the project were the production of the following materials: 
  1. Vademecum Antispreco (Fight against food waste)
  1. Poster “How to organize the refrigerator to avoid food waste”.
  1. Final reporting video of the completed Project.


The project offers a wide range of themes and activities to implement, which cover basic aspects. It is an interactive and entertaining program that can help engage young people, empowering them and involving them.

Challenges in implementation

The project is designed to be developed within the framework of curricular primary education, as extra activities. It could be difficult for different organizations to enter into this framework due to various bureaucratic barriers.