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Porto University created a MOOC on healthy food

Porto University launched on June 20th a Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) on healthy food called “Coma melhor, poupe mais” (Eat better, save more). In this course, professors of the Nutrition and Food Sciences Faculty (UPorto) as well as of the Education Technologies Unit (UPdigital) will provide answers to anyone interested in knowing more on how to read food labels, how to reuse leftovers, how to smartly organise a fridge, etc. They will explain concepts and give tips allowing people to raise their awareness on healthy meals and food waste on the whole chain, from buying the right products to maximizing their preservation and cooking them in a healthy way.

This MOOC was inspired by the book “Alimentação Inteligente: coma melhor, poupe mais”, created by the Directorate-General for Health of Portugal and Edenred in 2013, as part of the FOOD programme.

Anyone can register to this course for free via this link: (course in Portuguese only).




juin 23, 2016   No Comments

Smart initiatives in Italy

Reducing food waste

Today, one third of the total amount of food produced worldwide is thrown away. And this has a huge cost for societies as a whole, in terms of water usage, greenhouse gas emissions, deforestation, etc.

Concerned by the fact that 8 billion euros of food were thrown away in Italy in 2014, Edenred Italy decided to provide over 150,000 restaurants with doggy bags. This action supports the project “Cena dell’Amicizia” of “Il Buono che Avanza”, a charity that created the first network of restaurants that help reduce food waste by encouraging customers to take their leftovers with them.

An app that helps you find the nearest FOOD restaurant

In Italy, an Edenred application allows customers to find their restaurant and pay directly via their smartphone. Furthermore, a partnership with Tripadvisor enables to choose a restaurant wisely, by indicating whether it is part of the FOOD network.

It has become even easier to eat healthy at lunch time!

juin 17, 2016   No Comments