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Public Health Nutr. 2006 Dec;9(8A):1141-3.

Transmitting Mediterranean food culture through art: a creative interdisciplinary approach.

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Forum on Mediterranean Food Cultures, Via Giovanni da Castelbolognese 89, Rome, Italy. s.dernini@tiscali.it

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

As a qualitative problem solving method, to manage the accelerating phenomenon of overweight and obesity among children and adolescents as well as to promote the Mediterranean Diet and the diversity of the Mediterranean Food Cultures heritage, it is presented a creative interdisciplinary approach through art.

DESIGN:

Taking into account that young generations are becoming the highest majority of the consumer population in the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean countries, it is reported the artist practice and the creative community-based interdisciplinary experience of Plexus International, a network of artists and scientists of various nationalities and disciplines.

SETTING:

Mediterranean Region and International.

SUBJECT:

Young Populations.

RESULTS:

Through the Ark of the Well Being project, artists and scientists have collaborate together, promoting The 2005 Rome Call for a Common Action in the Mediterranean and raising more attention on the erosion of the cognitive capacities of young generations by hunger and malnutrition.

CONCLUSIONS:

A creative interdisciplinary approach was developed to transmit through art Mediterranean food culture with the aim to achieve a broader nutritional well being.

PMID:
17378954
DOI:
10.1017/S136898000766858X
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