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What is listed below is a list of topics developed over the years working for different institutions and doing science dissemination at various events. Each topic can be either covered concisely in a single lecture or more extensively during a short course.

Each lecture or course is based on the concept that experiential teaching techniques accelerate learning. Therefore, the techniques applied vary from group work and quizzes, to role-plays where the students can immediately put the concept learnt in class into practice during simulations. Useful tools such as mind-maps and videos will also be used.

Gianluca Tognon

Some of my most recent presentations

  • Is cheese a functional food? Functional Food Center International Conference, Boston, 2018.

    Cheese is often considered unhealthy, despite being rich in several bioactive ingredients. In this presentation, made at the Harvard Medical School in Boston in September 2018. I spoke about the functional ingredients that make cheese so special: bioactive peptides, milk fat globule membranes and vitamin K-2. This presentation was inspired by two manuscripts that I published together with my former colleagues at Gothenburg university, which showed that cheese was inversely related to the mortality risk.
  • Healthy food trends: science or fiction?

    I have always been fascinated by the infinite ways in which the nutrition science can be repackaged by smart marketers and become an effective message that is globally promoted through medias. And when this happens, the line between science and fiction becomes really fuzzy.

Here are some examples of some others of my favorite topics:

Mindless eating: are you sure you know how much you eat?

In this class the reasons why people tend to overeat will be explored together with some powerful strategies that can be applied in the everyday life to relax, calm down or simply get some distraction without using food as a soothing tool.

Easy techniques to cook easy and healthy

This course can be either organized as a theoretical course as well as a hands-on, practical workshop in case a kitchen is available.

Sports nutrition

This course covers the theory of sport nutrition and considers some examples of correct nutritional practice in relation to specific sports. The importance of water and supplements is also covered.

Mediterranean diet with focus on Italy

This course is aimed to let the students discover new, healthy and environmentally friendly recipes from the Italian tradition. To make the course more enjoyable, some tips about less known tourist destinations in Italy will also be given.

The 3-E models for healthy school canteens

Schools are uniquely positioned to promote consumption of Mediterranean food. The provision of healthy food ensures that the students eat what they learn about healthy eating in the classroom. Better food at school can also have positive impact on students’ performances.

Coaching in nutrition

A good coach is not only competent in human nutrition, but is also able to give advice about other important factors that can influence a subject’s body weight and eating style: stress level, lack of sleep, body hydration and, obviously, physical exercise.

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