Less than a week to go and the longed-for school bell will ring again. For many children, that ‘ringing’ marks the return to days that are busy primarily with school, but also with the many extracurricular activities such as sports, etc.

In order to make these months, which promise to be full of appointments, more peaceful, there are many things a family can do for their child. One of these is certainly taking care of the diet, before and during lessons, which is essential to face the return to class in the best possible way and with energy.

Cured meats and fruit then, a perfect combination for the nutrition of students preparing for the return to school. A combination that is a perfect match in terms of both taste and nutrition. A combination so successful that it is the protagonist of the European campaign Let’s Eat – European Authentic Taste’, a project promoted by IVSI – Istituto Valorizzazione Salumi Italiani and ASIAC – the Association formed by the eight largest organisations of Greek fruit producers, with the aim of improving the level of knowledge of the European Union’s agri-food products and increasing their competitiveness and consumption, through the promotion of the campaign’s testimonial products, within the chosen target countries: Italy, France and Belgium.

The Project has a three-year duration (2021-2024) and is co-financed by the European Commission in the framework of Regulation (EU) 1144/2014 (Information provision and promotion measures for agricultural products on the internal market).

Intense school activities burn a lot of calories, and it is often the case that children and adolescents find themselves with a so-called ‘hunger bite’ in the middle of the morning, which hampers educational or play activities. That is why the snack is just as important. It must be nutritious but not heavy. A small sandwich (about 40-50 g of bread, preferably wholemeal) with different cold cuts every day (raw ham, speck, cooked ham, bresaola, salami, etc.), or a fruit, such as an apple can be a good solution to continue the day and make it to lunchtime.