The FCCR organises the course Alimentos de Soria y Promoción de la salud (“Foods from Soria and health advocacy”).
Directed by Dr. Juan Manuel Ruiz Liso, Director of the Foundation, the course will have various speakers that will address topics related with foods and products that come from Soria. Furthermore, there will be a visit to the NUFRI apple tree plantation and a workshop.Course information
A large group of boys and girls aged between 13 and 16 from the different autonomous communities of Spain as well as 10 other countries (China, Colombia, USA, the Philippines, Finland, Paraguay, Poland, Romania, Russia and Tunisia) selected among the best of each place, visited for a week the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Spain with a group of counsellors. During this World Heritage Youth Forum, they visited Soria the 22nd of July to get to know the Mediterranean diet as part of the Intangible Heritage of Humanity.
It was a pleasure for the FCCR join them in their visit to Camaretas ―where they learned about their initiatives to unite urbanism and Mediterranean diet―, to the urban gardens of Soria and to Santa Isabel School ―where they were able to share experiences with students, teachers and staff of the center.
The FCCR carried out a simple but emotional act at the Berlanga de Duero school so that the Berlanguese schoolchildren do not forget their most illustrious countryman: Friar Tomás de Berlanga, secular patron of the Mediterranean Diet.
During this act, the Foundation wanted to award the students that took part in the contest “Friar Tomás and the Mediterranean diet” convened the 13th February of the present year. There were three categories: EARLY SCHOOL, PRIMARY EDUCATION, and SECONDARY EDUCATION
In the early school category the winner of the best logo of the Mediterranean diet competition is SONIA ACEVEDO CABILDO.
In the primary education category the winner of the best slogan/advert of Friar Tomás and the Mediterranean diet competition is JESSICA MÍNGUEZ BALLESTEIRO.
EIn the secondary education category the winner of the best short story about Friar Tomás and the Mediterranean diet competition is CARLOS MIGUEL PUEBLA and his short story: Fray Tomás y su hazaña (“Friar Tomás and his great feat”).
The three of them have received an iPad as a prize for their work. The competition jury ―constituted by the teachers and presided over by Maria José, the Director of the school― has had to deliberate intensely for the election of the winners, as some of the images that accompany the text show.
At the prize-giving were shown moments of Friar Tomás’ life. All the students, the Director, and teachers of the school were there as well as Javier Barca, Director of the branch of the Caja Rural in Berlanga, accompanied by the Deputy Director, and the Director of the FCCR, who have agreed to hold another contest the next school year.
The FCCR has attended to the Wine and Agri-Food Fair held in San Esteban de Gormaz, where the Director of the Foundation, Dr. Ruiz Liso, talked about the agri-food products as health promoters and suggested that the Fair should become the “Certified Mediterranean Diet Fair”.
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The FCCR, motivated by its commitment to the health of the people from Soria and the Spanish population in general, has offered CAÑADA REAL to use its publications and health messages in the packaging of their dairy products. Proposal which has been accepted.
Since last May the four types of milk that they manufacture have in their upper face, next to the stopper, a dairy-mediterranean message that fulfils the criteria of the FCCR’s “Decalogue of the Mediterranean Diet”. Our logo certifies their commitment to the integral health.
As a part of the International Conference about the Mediterranean diet held in Lisbon, Dr. Ruiz Liso represented Spain speaking on the topic of “health education through the Mediterranean diet in Sorian schools” (Educación para la salud en escolares sorianos a través de la Dieta Mediterránea). He had a large audience including the Minister of Agriculture and the Secretary of State, the Rector and Vice-rector of the Algarve University, the President of the Algarve Community, the Mayor of Tavira, the President of the UNESCO Commission for Mediterranean diet, and many other national and regional Portuguese personalities.
LThe audience followed with great interest Dr. Ruiz Liso’s presentation and were surprised by the achievements made in the province of Soria. They asked about very diverse topics like the commitment of Caja Rural with integral health, the digestive cancer and Soria Cardioprotegida. When addressing the topic of health Dr. Ruiz Liso was accompanied by the Vice-President of the Portuguese Cardiology Society and by the General Directors of Health and Education of Portugal, who jointly have developed an ambitious transversal program of Mediterranean Dietary Education, that will be implemented at all school ages and is to be developed in the next 6 years. A big challenge.
SThe Decalogue of the Mediterranean Diet of Plaza del Olivo and the Temple of Integral Health were distributed in the form of a postcard among the attendees. On the International Conference participated representatives from Cyprus, Croatia, Italy, Greece, Morocco, Portugal and Tunisia, as well as Soria (with the FCCR) in the name of Spain.
The FCCR, together with Foro 21, will carry out a series of activities to commemorate the 2150 anniversary of Numancia.
For the second consecutive year, the FCCR organises the contest of short stories about the Mediterranean diet. The deadline for the submission of works is the 31st October.
The FCCR convenes the International Photography Contest about the Mediterranean diet.