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May 19th is the FOOD REVOLUTION DAY and DESITA has obviously joined the Jaime Oliver Foundation’s campaign for a healthier food on public places – schools and workplaces.

Food Revolution Day on 19 May is a chance for people who love food to come together to share information, talents and resources; to pass on their knowledge and highlight the world’s food issues. All around the globe, people will work together to make a difference. Food Revolution Day is about connecting with your community through events at schools, restaurants, local businesses, dinner parties and farmers’ markets. We want to inspire change in people’s food habits and to promote the mission for better food and education for everyone.

We at DESITA feel very close to Jaime Oliver Foundation‘s mission – “(..) educating, empowering and inspiring people to make better food choices” – being our ECOFFEE project also about healthier food choices based on sustainability.

So what are you waiting for? Join us at the FOOD REVOLUTION DAY!

And if you are passing by Milan from next 19 to 27 May, you will be welcomed by the fourth edition of the the Milan Food Week, celebrating the pleasures of the table at selected shops, art galleries, showrooms, bars and restaurants in the heart of the city.

Art, music and debates on the theme of food accompany a huge variety of tastings. This festival devoted to quality foods and wines counts more than 200 events and activities also involving some public organizations. Visit the event website for more information about this “tasty” event! www.milanofoodweek.com


Bringing nutritional advice directly to consumers’ table: Tanita Shokudo

In Tokyo, Tanita Shokudo offers a way to bring nutritional advice directly to consumers’ tables.

The brainchild of Japanese health device manufacturer Tanita Corp, Tanita Shokudo provides expert culinary information about all items on the menu, aiming to help those wanting to eat out without compromising their diet plans.

Each table is fitted with a weighing scale to ensure healthy portions can be measured out, while a timer tells the diner when the optimum duration of 20 minutes for completing their lunch is over. Professional dieticians are also on hand to provide free advice on eating regimes in a special counselling room.

Tanita Corp has tried and tested the concept in its office cafeteria and it has proven successful enough among its employees to roll out to the public. Lunch options come from the company’s successful cookbook, which first introduced Japanese food lovers to healthy set meals of 500 calories or less.

Consumers are becoming ever more health conscious and nutrition transparency in restaurants is a trend that has grown around the world, but the mix of a good-for-you lunch alongside professional dietary advice takes these services to another level. Could this be picked up in other countries?

via Japanese cafeteria offers diners in-depth advice on health and nutrition | Springwise.

Green Marketing 3.0: what is it about?

Marketing, as you all know, is what enables product to be seen and purchased by consumers. For those who are in the retail business, marketing is a science to master in order to reach success and profit – I add: for more than a year!

Something I always read to those retailers that are entering the world of “green”, is a very interesting article about Green Marketing written by Jeff Dubin a couple of months ago. For those who are interested in reading the full version, you can find it at Jacquie Ottman’s Greenmarketing.com blog. Here a few key sentences by Jacquie: “To really succeed on a wide scale in America, green products either need to establish their superiority on conventional, non-green product features such as effectiveness or price, or make green more relevant to people’s everyday lives….

If green marketers can build the case for how their products are healthier for baby and Mommy and Daddy and Grandma and.., then the greenness of a product becomes a primary benefit rather than a secondary one and the higher hanging fruit now becomes more attainable. That’s Green Marketing 3.0.”

I do agree with that, and you?