SESAME WORKSHOP

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Sesame Workshop is the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street and so much more. Sesame Workshop’s mission is to help kids grow smarter, stronger, and kinder.
Our recipe for success is combining a curriculum that addresses children’s critical developmental needs with the sophisticated use of media and a large dose of fun. Our work promotes learning with real, measurable results, a fact borne out by numerous studies and sustained through our research-intensive process.
Beyond ABCs and 123s, our programs deliver crucial lessons about health, emotional well-being, and respect and understanding to help kids grow up healthy, happy, and at home in their world.
It began as a simple yet revolutionary idea in the United States: to teach kids through television. 40 years later, it’s grown into a worldwide educational phenomenon, reaching millions of children in more than 150 countries.
Our international programs are tailored to the unique needs of children, their country, and culture, created with local educators, advisors, and puppeteers. This often results in a fully local Sesame Street with its own name, language, curriculum, and Muppets.
Since our start on TV, we’ve become a multimedia pioneer, using everything from radio, books, and videos to the latest in interactive media and technology, efforts that are enhanced through collaborations with our colleagues at the ground-breaking research and through on-the-ground outreach efforts, we bring our lessons directly into the homes and classrooms of particularly vulnerable communities, where they have a dramatic impact in kids’ lives.
Generous support from like-minded partners — foundations, corporations, individuals, governments, and others — has been critical to our mission for more than four decades and continues to make new projects possible.

F. GASOL

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Gasol Foundation focuses its time, energy, and financial resources on increasing physical activity, wellness and healthy eating, with an initial emphasis on children and their parents in the United States and Spain.
From a very young age, Marc and Pau Gasol have shared a passion for children’s health and they strive now, as part of their own foundation’s work, to do everything they can to ensure that same level of access and enjoyment for today’s global youth.
The latest research shows that the environments in which we live and the public policies enacted by our leaders directly impact how young people eat, the physical activity in which they engage, and the level of happiness that they feel.
When schools offer healthy foods and beverages in cafeterias and vending machines, students eat better. When communities feature parks and bike trails paired with vigorous physical activity programs, children and parents are more active. When neighborhood supermarkets and farmers’ markets sell affordable healthy foods, families eat more nutritiously. However, when communities are dominated by unhealthy food establishments and have only a few safe places to play or exercise, our families do not eat as well and are less active – and thus, their health suffers.
It is imperative that we all work together to intervene early to promote healthy habits amongst today’s youth. By doing so, we will make our world healthier and stronger, ease the financial strain on our health care system, and save lives.

F. CARASSO

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The Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundation wishes to promote new ways of considering “nourishment” that are useful to human selfdevelopment and to the creation of conditions that make life more harmonious:

– Because food systems and diets lie at the crossroads of economics, ecology, health, social and cultural life, they
sustain life and are central to the issues at stake in sustainable development.
– Because art can be a way for people to assert their place in society by helping all – including the most vulnerable – to look afresh at society and guide us towards a more tolerant world and more rewarding lives.

CNIC

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The Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares Carlos III (CNIC) in Madrid (Spain), is a leading international research center dedicated to understanding the basis of cardiovascular health and disease and to translating this knowledge into improved patient care.
The center was founded in 1999 by the Spanish Ministry of Health and is located in the Instituto de Salud Carlos III campus in Madrid.
The CNIC adopted its current form after a “relaunch” in 2006, made possible through a partnership between the Spanish government and the Pro CNIC Foundation, a panel of 14 leading Spanish companies and charitable foundations. Through this partnership, the Pro CNIC Foundation injected significant private investment and also applied its combined expertise to the management and promotion of the CNIC, permitting the incorporation of Dr. Valentín Fuster as General Director and the development of a new strategic plan.

ALICIA F.

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Alícia, Ali-mentación (food) and cien-cia (science) is a research centre dealing with technological innovation in cooking, the improvement of dietary habits and the assessment of agro-food and gastronomic heritage. A centre with social aims, open to everybody to promote healthy eating habits.
Its Board is made up of the Autonomous Government of Catalonia and the Catalonia Foundation – La Pedrera. It  has the complicity and collaboration of the best cooks and leading scientists.
Alícia works to be:

  • A benchmark in the area of research applied to gastronomy.
  • An active agent which seeks and provides culinary solutions to food problems derived from specific diseases and conditions.
  • A space to raise social awareness on the importance of diet as a cultural fact and educational factor.
  • A place where ideas about food and cooking are generated.
  • A sensory and stimulating experience combining tradition and innovation.
  • A project committed with the territory.

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Alicia works gastronomically and scientifically for the purpose of generating knowledge in all technological areas which are part of cooking, from the use of new techniques and products to the optimization of traditional
processes.
It works to improve the food habits of the community and to find culinary solutions to the specific dietary needs caused by some diseases.
It collaborates with general canteens, hospitals, schools and old people’s canteens to adjust catering to the needs and diversities of each of these groups.
It also studies gastronomy from a historic viewpoint, interpreting recipe books and applying them as a tool to enhance a territory and a cultural heritage. It considers the study of the history of science, a knowledge of culinary
processes that lead us to know a community and the reason for the practices in a given time.
It brings the knowledge to all types of public, both food professionals through the food and catering sector and families and schoolchildren, by training and workshops where they learn and experience playfully about cooking, healthy habits and agro-food heritage. And it conveys messages through all traditional, audiovisual and electronic supports. Alícia is structured in three functional areas where their work is interrelated:

 

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