Food4Health at Festa de la Ciència
Creating awareness about the importance of diet in the prevention and treatment of cancer
On 13 June 2021, Raul Zamora Ros and Alba Ribalta, researchers from the Unit of Nutrition and Cancer at the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBELL), participated in the 14th edition of the “Festa de la Ciència” (The Party of Science) in Barcelona. Organized by the city council, this event aims to create awareness of the science conducted by Catalan Universities and Research Centers for the general community. The team from IDIBELL presented a workshop entitled “The Mediterranean Diet and the Prevention of Cancer” to disseminate insights from the MuscleCancer project. The workshop consisted of two parts. The first part involved an informational talk on cancer, its risk factors, and the importance of diet in cancer prevention and during cancer treatment. The second part was an interactive talk where the audience answered questions about the foods and their frequency of consumption included in a Mediterranean Diet using the Kahoot! application. Despite the COVID-19 restrictions, the participants in the workshop were very active. They gave very positive feedback and encouraged the IDIBELL team to perform similar workshops in the future.