The "Aperitivi della conoscenza" (Aperitifs of knowledge) is a popular science format open to all. The meetings held by University of Parma researchers will be related to the themes of the UN 2030 Agenda and sustainability, an area in which the University is strongly committed.
Last May 10th, I presented together with my colleagues Beatrice Biasini, Cinzia Franchini, Giulia Andreani, and Damiano Callegaro of the Department of Food and Drug, the results of our latest studies on eating habits at the college canteen. The venue was in downtown of Parma and it was open to the general public to show what the University is doing to improve the healthy and sustainable diet of the students.
The transition to healthy and sustainable eating patterns is a crucial challenge for the well-being of current and future society and necessitates the construction of environments that foster and support virtuous food choices. Among all, the academic environment plays an essential role in the lives of college students and should be designed and built around their real needs. We highlighted students' views and desires about the possibility of improving the university cafeteria and the facilities attached to it.