Italian Healthnic Workshop second edition

Diciannove organized a second session of the Healthnic workshop in Bussoleno (Torino). The workshop took place at Casa Bussoleno, a facility run by Frassati cooperative, including a social housing service, accommodation and recovery facilities for both locals at risk of social exclusion, migrants, refugees and asylum seekers.
The workshop saw the partipation of ten people coming from Armenia, Nigeria, Togo and Italy. We all share flavors, tastes, cooking and well-being experiences and memories. We cooked together learning from each other and sharing recipes and tips. We enjoyed this second round of the Healthnic workshop, been honored to spread and disseminate the importance of a healthy, ethnic and ethic diet.

Polish Multiplier Event

We are happy to announce that we have organized the multiplier event in Poland! Danmar Computers, from Rzeszow in Poland, has successfully presented the project and its outputs on May 30, 2019, while the multiplier event at the Regional Development Agency. What interesting did the participants find out about? We presented the digital stories that were created in the project, spoke about the Healthnic Diet workshops, with the audience sharing their opinions and experience, as well as presented one by one the project results. Our audience was glad to find out that they can download the results via the website and will continue to follow the project to see the Toolkit in the Polish language.
Thank you!

Italian 2nd Multiplier event

In order to meet the requests from different stakeholders from various Regions, Diciannove hosted a 2nd Multiplier Event in Reggio Emilia. The audience was composed by representatives of social cooperatives and regional associations. Participants followed the various steps of the implementation of the project with attention and interest. After the presentation of the project outputs, we received a significant number of questions regarding the gathering of more specific information and suggestions focused on the indications to favour the transfer and the replication of the Healthnic diet workshop in their facilities and in new targeted audiences. The concept of facilitating the inclusion process of people through food has once again proved to be a win-to-win idea and practical strategy of passing advice on healthy nutrition, respecting traditions and awakening personal creativity with the creation of digital stories. Diciannove is already on the way to organize another event to increase the dissemination of such precious concepts.

The greek Multiplier Event

The Greek Multiplier event was held in Vardakeios School on June 22nd from 17.00-21.00. Despite the hot weather participants that had registered the previous days attended a workshop that consisted in presentations of the project and its outputs, as well as “learning by doing” activities. The facilitator Maria Krina focused on specific principal values of the Healthnic workshops: joy and inspiration, solidarity, collaboration and harmony, respect and acceptance. The participants were divided into 4 groups and were given one of the above values to focus on. Each participant had to design first a “mandala” from a variety of materials: herbs, spices, dried nuts and vegetables and then share materials with the other members of the group in order to make a salad. The participants really enjoyed the process and had an idea of the atmosphere of the local workshops. In the end, many participants from schools and adult institutes expressed their intention to organise a similar workshop in their workplaces. Their enthusiasm made us decideto hold another multiplier event during September.

Don`t miss the Greek Healthnic Diet Multiplier Event

Saturday 22/6/2019 17.00-21.00 at Vardakeios School

“HEALTHNIC: Healthy and Ethnic Diet for Inclusion” is an Erasmus+ project that started on October 2017 and now that finalizes its activities presents to you its work. The main target groups come from various backgrounds including refugees, immigrants, long-term unemployed and indigenous groups, who wish to develop their food and cooking skills and interact in a multinational environment. The workshops enable participants to acquire basic skills such as home economics and healthy eating education, supported with food and nutrition glossaries and food preparation methods. In addition, participants gain ICT skills and create information/educational digital stories focused on the knowledge gained of both food culture, traditions and healthy eating.

The Vardakeios School invites you to participate in this presentation that focuses on:
• the structure and available information of the Healthnic e-platform
• the intellectual outputs that were created during the last two years: the Practical Guide and the Toolkit that offer useful material and guidance for any professional that would like to organise a Healthnic workshop
• the Digital Storytelling Method and the videos that were created by the participants of the local workshops

The participants will have the opportunity to participate in culinary creations of dishes and emotions

For more information and registrations contact us at: 0030 2281082573 / 0030 6936497398
or send your email at :

Italian 1st Multiplier Event

Friday 24th May saw the first round of the Italian multiplier event. The event flew pleasantly following the scheduled agenda, and the participants have been particularly active and interested. All participants evaluated positively the event and various letters of interest have been signed with the indication to duplicate and transfer the project outputs and the Healthnic spirit in new local and regional scenarios.
Having had such positive feedback might push to organize other events to further disseminate the Healthnic spirits and outputs.

Last Healthnic meeting’s poetic summary

The last project meeting took place in Tralee (Ireland) on 16th and 17th of May 2019.
During the project, the whole agenda has been accomplished, and the result of the discussion has added a new step to the official and formal minute of the meeting. It was added a so called “poetic summary”, which combined the words spoken by the participating partners into a more educational and experiential format which has the shape of a poem. The poetic summary is an educational approach where the imagery, form, words and symbolism get unpacked from the ongoing talks, words are extracted from the participants contribution and “re-packed” into a poetic form to gain new and deeper meanings which are left to the emotional understandings of all the listeners in parallel to the formal contents of the minute or report.
This is the poetic summary of our last project meetings:

16th May 2019
welcome to grey sky
it might turn
to sun or shower
emotional to meet you
for these final days
the ocean the wild
natural silence
it is tasty
so do we start
introducing oneself
introducing the sections
baking bread
foreseeing the flavour the smell
have a look
fit into structure
or leave it
the way it is
for others to check
what / who’s already there
no share options
on your conclusions
when it comes
as a matter of correctness
can we just change colour?
strange colour blue
reflect the path
no judge within
it should not be so sound
bring your credit
to the noon
it is not easy
to find so many
to fit in your room
so here we are
who will count
who shall be invited
consider protection
of personal boundaries
slippery issue
what should be covered
experiences and opinions
on what happened
share ideas
on how to motivate
one comes and stays
at the end
be prepared
for simple evaluation
simple questions
the pleasure of the path
that once was shared
add samples
report what has been done
within such and such a-time
free to take part
for your interest and will
not binding
individual uniqueness
different focuses for questions to vary
not necessity to have the same
to make life easy
not to complicate
within a common ground
add singular specificities
adjust to the good way
are we ok with this?
With what we have done
numbers are done
what still might be done
social followers
for those who don’t like it
even if you should know
you probably won’t
from names to the colour of your eyes
so have a break before leave
not fresh enough for the day
still save an hour for tomorrow
fix the image of today
keep the evidence evident
use the free trial
you have to pay
for us is enough
for us is ok
invitation is colourful
but the date is wrong
there might be something you’d like to change
to adjust to present time.

17th May 2019
share the vocabulary
of experience
taste cohesiveness
sense of togetherness
in archetypical kitchen
made the spirit
of partnership
everlasting dignity
transparent diversities
for a challenge and path
for tastes that last

The next project activities will regard the multiplier events which will be held in all partner countries to disseminate the project outputs.
Check this platform to be informed on your closer event.
Come and meet us starting from the Italian multiplier event on Friday 24th May.
More info on the event here: multiplier event italiano

Download the 3rd Newsletter!

Read the 3rd Newsletter of Healthnic Diet project with all the news for the period Oct.2018-Apr.2018.

We are waiting for you at the Italian multiplier event

“HEALTHNIC Healthy and Ethnic Diet for Inclusion” is an Erasmus + project lasting two years that promotes a healthy diet based on traditional ingredients from different ethnic cuisines. The main recipients are groups of people who come from different socio-cultural contexts, including refugees, immigrants, long-term unemployed and local groups who want to improve the quality of the food they prepare, their culinary skills and interact in a multicultural environment.

Diciannove invites you to present the project results with a dynamic and experiential event during which it will be possible to discover:

  • how the educational platform works
  • the contents of the guide to assist trainers in the preparation, duplication and adaptation of HEALTHNIC workshops
  • the practical suggestions contained in the toolkit-user manual for the management of the workshops
  • the digital stories created during the project with the digital storytelling tool

We hope many of you will come.

The project coordinator is Vardakeios School of Hermoupolis (Syros, Greece), and the partner organizations are: Danmar Computers LLC (Rzeszów, Poland), Diciannove Società Cooperativa (Genoa, Italy), ITT (Ireland) and Merseyside Refugee Support Network (Liverpool , UK).

ITT presents the Irish Healthnic Workshops

The Irish Workshops were held in the Adult Learning Centre in Newcastlewest, Co Limerick and they commenced as an evening class on Tuesday 16th October 2018.
The participants were a fabulous group of Moldovan, Romanian, Russian and Portuguese most of whom work together in a factory in a neighbouring town. The sessions were weekly and we were able to combine our workshops with an allocated evening language class scheduled for these participants.

Our workshops were facilitated by Alex McKillican as the course tutor and Claire Russell as the nutritionist. Valerie McGrath and Kristin Brogan also assisted in the facilitation of the workshops. The practical side of cooking together was combined with the theory part of the guide. The highlight of the workshops was the eating together at the end of each session. The last workshop was held in week eight and was accompanied by some German Christmas sweets by Kristin and various festive traditions were discussed based on the diverse cultural background of the participants.

Valerie McGrath was responsible for the recording of the digital stories and we will have five digital stories available and a “welcome” note by the tutor Alex.

Overall all participants are very pleased with the results of the workshops and the shared experience.