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Announcements  |  19/11/2018

SYN-ENOSIS supports the DIATROFI Program and students from the Evros region

We would like to cordially thank the Greek Shipowners’ Social Welfare Company SYN-ENOSIS for its kind contribution to our efforts and its support towards students of schools located in vulnerable areas in Greece through the DIATROFI Program. Thanks to the generous support of SYN-ENOSIS healthy meals will be offered on a daily basis to 91 students from the region of Evros throughout the 2018-2019 school year.

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Announcements  |  16/11/2018

MYTILINEOS supports the DIATROFI Program

MYTILINEOS joins the efforts of Prolepsis Institute against food insecurity and hunger. A healthy meal will be offered on a daily basis to the 212 students of five schools located in Sterea Ellada Region (Central Greece) throughout the 2018-2019 school year. With the generous donation of MYTILINEOS a total of 22,682 meals will be offered through the DIATROFI Program to students in need.

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Announcements  |  10/07/2018

The Hellenic Initiative Canada supports the DIATROFI Program

We would like to thank The Hellenic Initiative Canada (THI Canada) for supporting students in Greece and our efforts through the DIATROFI Program. Thanks to the kind donation of THI Canada, 7 additional schools with 437 students participated in the DIATROFI Program for the school year 2017-2018.

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Announcements  |  06/07/2018

MINERVA continues to support the DIATROFI Program

MINERVA continues to support our efforts, by offering us 500lt of extra virgin olive oil to be used for the preparation of meals for students in public schools participating this year in the Program. Thanks to the donation of MINERVA which was matched by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Founding Donor of the Program, 2,066 health meals were provided to school children of the DIATROFI Program.

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Announcements  |  04/07/2018

Merck supports the DIATROFI Program

We would like to thank Merck Greece who kindly contributes to our efforts and supports through the DIATROFI Program students of schools located in vulnerable areas in Attica region. Οn the occasion of  the 350th anniversary of the foundation of Merck, Merck Greece will offer through DIATROFI 3,500 healthy meals to students of elementary schools that participate in the Program.

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Announcements  |  19/06/2018

The company HELIOS Ltd. supports the DIATROFI Program

The company HELIOS Ltd. supports the DIATROFI Program for the school year 2017-2018 by offering 20lt of extra virgin olive oil to be used for the preparation of meals for students in public schools participating in the Program.

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Announcements  |  19/06/2018

The company “Hellenic Groves P.C.” supports the DIATROFI Program

The company Hellenic Groves P.C. supports the DIATROFI Program for the school year 2017-2018 by offering 40lt of extra virgin olive oil to be used for the preparation of meals for students in public schools participating in the Program.

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Announcements  |  11/06/2018

Pfizer supports the DIATROFI Program

Pfizer supports the efforts of Prolepsis Institute against food insecurity and hunger experienced by students in Greece. Thanks to the kind donation of Pfizer, the daily provision of healthy meals was secured for the students of five schools located in socioeconomically vulnerable areas of Greece.

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Announcements  |  06/06/2018

The Program DIATROFI at 2018 Campion International Day

The Campion school community once again supported the DIATROFI Program on the International Day which took place this year on May 12 at the school facilities. The students of the Volunteers Club of Campion School organized fundraising activities for the Program, including a bake sale, face painting and more. Additionally, the students promoted the educational material of the Program and informed the visitors about the DIATROFI Program.

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Announcements  |  04/06/2018

The student community of ACS Athens supports the DIATROFI Program for one more year

We warmly thank the student community of ACS Athens for supporting for one more year the DIATROFI Program through the 1.50 club initiative, which was formed in order to support our efforts. Thanks to their assistance and the matching funds provided by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, we managed to secure 4,000 healthy meals for the Program at the end of 2017-2018 school year.

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Announcements  |  22/05/2018

The Prolepsis Institute at the Psychico Athens College

Members of the scientific team of Prolepsis Institute visited the Psychico College Junior High School and delivered a presentation to 180 students on May 17. The goal of the visit was to inform the students about the basic needs for a healthy way of life, the promotion of a healthy nutrition and the necessity of physical activity. Additionally, students and teachers where informed about the aims of the DIATROFI Program and the multiple benefits for children.

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Announcements  |  16/05/2018

The Athens International Airport supports students through the DIATROFI Program for a third school year

We would like to thank the Athens International Airport (AIA) for supporting the DIATROFI Program for one more year. Thanks to the kind donation of AIA, daily food provision is secured for the students of six additional schools for the remainder of this school year.

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Announcements  |  11/05/2018

The DIATROFI Program at the 2018 Campion International Day!

The school community of Campion School supports for one more time the DIATROFI Program on the occasion of this year's International Day that will be held on Saturday 12th May 5.30-9.30pm (Aghias Ioulianis 2, Pallini). 

The educational material of the DIATROFI Program will be available for sale at the event by the students of Campion School!

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Announcements  |  11/05/2018

The Prolepsis Institute at the 15th Volunteers' Festival: A festival of solutions for a better world

The Prolepsis Institute will participate in the 15th Volunteers' Festival, an open celebration for volunteering and selfless giving. On Saturday, May 12, 2018, from 10:00 to 19:00 at Syntagma square. Members of Prolepsis and volunteers will inform guests about our projects and the DIATROFI Program.

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Announcements  |  10/05/2018

Allseas Marine S.A. supports the DIATROFI Program

We warmly thank Allseas Marine S.A. for supporting the DIATROFI Program. Thanks to the kind donation of Allseas Marine S.A. and the matching funds provided by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Founding Donor of the DIATROFI Program, an additional school with 30 students is participating in the Program for the 2017-2018 school year.

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Announcements  |  18/04/2018

The Group NIREUS supports the DIATROFI Program

We warmly thank NIREUS for supporting the DIATROFI Program for a second consecutive school year. Thanks to their kind donation and the matching funds provided by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Founding Donor of the DIATROFI Program, at least 300 meals will be distributed to students of schools located in Attica during the school year 2017-2018.

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Announcements  |  17/04/2018

The school community of Campion School supports the DIATROFI Program

We warmly thank the school community of Campion School for supporting the DIATROFI Program. Thanks to their assistance and the matching funds provided by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Founding Donor of the DIATROFI Program, 512 healthy meals were provided to students of a school participating in the Program.

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Announcements  |  16/04/2018

The ANTONIOS AND IOANNIS ANGELICOUSSIS FOUNDATION supports for one more year the DIATROFI Program

We would like to thank the ANTONIOS AND IOANNIS ANGELICOUSSIS FOUNDATION for supporting the DIATROFI Program for a third consecutive year. Thanks to their kind donation and the matching funds provided by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Founding Donor of the Program, at least 2,000 healthy meals will be distributed to students of elementary schools in Attica during the 2017-2018 school year.

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Announcements  |  04/04/2018

ETEM supports kindergarten students in Mandra through the DIATROFI Program

ΕΤΕΜ contributes to our efforts and supports through the DIATROFI Program students and families from the flood-stricken town of Mandra, in Western Attica. Thanks to their kind donation, the students of three kindergartens in the region of Mandra will receive daily, the meals offered by the Program, until the end of the 2017-2018 school year.

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Announcements  |  02/04/2018

Star Bulk Carriers Corp. renews its support to the DIATROFI Program for the school year 2017-2018

We warmly thank Star Bulk Carriers Corp. for their decision to extend their support to the DIATROFI Program for one more year. Thanks to the kind donation of Star Bulk Carriers Corp. and the matching funds provided by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Founding Donor of the DIATROFI Program, 150 students of a primary school in the Athens center area will receive daily our nutritious meals, throughout the school year 2017-2018.

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Announcements  |  29/03/2018

HΕDNO supports the DIATROFI Program

HEDNO S.A. (Hellenic Electricity Distribution Network Operator S.A.) supports the DIATROFI Program for the 2017-2018 school year and contributes to our efforts to combat food insecurity experienced by school students in Greece. Thanks to the kind donation of HEDNO S.A. and the matching funds provided by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Founding Donor of the DIATROFI Program, the students of two kindergartens in Athens receive daily the meals offered by the Program, until the end of the 2017-2018 school year.

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Announcements  |  27/03/2018

A fundraising campaign for providing meals to more students in vulnerable areas in Athens, Thrace and Imathia, Greece

This Easter, Prolepsis Institute is inviting everyone to contribute to our efforts to secure healthy meals for 421 students of six schools located in vulnerable areas of Attica, Thrace and Imathia in Greece through. More than half of the students of these schools do not have access to adequate and nutritious food, while one in four children suffers from hunger which is the most acute form of food insecurity.

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Announcements  |  07/03/2018

AB Vassilopoulos about the collaboration with the Prolepsis Institute

AB Vassilopoulos remains firmly by the side of the Prolepsis Institute in our great effort to fight against the problem of hunger and food insecurity experienced by students all over Greece. Since 2014 and for a fourth consequent year, AB Vassilopoulos supports hundreds of families in need by having offered more than 600,000 healthy meals through the DIATROFI Programme. Alexia Macheras, Communication & Sustainability Manager, talks about the cooperation between AB Vassilopoulos and the Prolepsis Institute:

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Announcements  |  05/03/2018

Educational actions implemented at schools by the Prolepsis Institute promoting healthy nutrition

An educational event aiming to promote healthy nutrition and physical activity was delivered by the Prolepsis Institute on Friday, February 23 at the 3rd High School of Peristeri, Attica, as part of the school’s Health Education Week.

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Science News  |  28/02/2018

The DIATROFI Program at the 7th Panhellenic Forum of Public Health and Social Medicine

The Prolepsis Institute participated in 7th Panhellenic Forum of Public Health and Social Medicine which took place on November 3-5, 2017 in Patras.

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Announcements  |  26/02/2018

Ms Myrto Xanthopoulou, Senior Program Officer of SNF talks about the DIATROFI Program

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Founding Donor of the DIATROFI Program, supports thousands of children and families in need through this large-scale food aid program which promotes healthy nutrition in public schools of underprivileged areas throughout Greece. Myrto Xanthopoulou, Senior Program Officer at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, talks about the initiative and the contribution of SNF to the DIATROFI Program and the collaboration with Prolepsis Institute for a number of consecutive years.

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Announcements  |  12/02/2018

Motor Oil Hellas supports the DIATROFI Program

Motor Oil Hellas supported the DIATROFI Program for a second consecutive school year. Thanks to their kind donation and the matching funds provided by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Founding Donor of the DIATROFI Program, we provided 340 healthy meals to children in need during the school year 2017-2018.

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Announcements  |  06/02/2018

Alpha Bank supports the DIATROFI Program

Alpha Bank supports the DIATROFI Program for the 2017-2018 school year and contributes to our efforts to combat food insecurity experienced by school students in Greece. Thanks to their kind donation and the matching funds provided by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Founding Donor of the DIATROFI Program, at least 3,000 healthy meals will be distributed to students of schools participating in the Program.

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Announcements  |  29/01/2018

ΑΚΤΟR S.A.: Our new supporter

AKTOR S.A. contributes to our efforts against food insecurity and hunger experienced by thousands of children in Greece. Thanks to their kind donation and the matching funds provided by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Founding Donor of the DIATROFI Program, at least 2,000 nutritious meals will be distributed to students of schools located in Attica during the school year 2017-2018.

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Announcements  |  25/01/2018

INTERAMERICAN supports the DIATROFI Program for a fourth consecutive year

INTERAMERICAN is continuing to support the Prolepsis Institute. We warmly thank INTERAMERICAN for the decision to extend their contribution to the DIATROFI Program for one more year. Thanks to their kind donation and the matching funds provided by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Founding Donor of the DIATROFI Program, 50 students of a kindergarten will participate in the Program for the 2016-2017 school year.

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Announcements  |  24/01/2018

Ethniki Insurance Company: Our new supporter

Ethniki Insurance Company contributes to our efforts against food insecurity and hunger experienced by students of public schools located in socioeconomically vulnerable regions in Greece. Thanks to their financial support and the matching funds provided by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Founding Donor of the DIATROFI Program, at least 3,000 healthy meals will be distributed to students during the school year 2016-2017.

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Announcements  |  23/01/2018

European Reliance renews its support to the DIATROFI Program for the school year 2017-2018

We warmly thank European Reliance for supporting the DIATROFI Program for a third consecutive school year. Thanks to their kind donation and the matching funds provided by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Founding Donor of the DIATROFI Program, at least 3,000 healthy meals will be distributed to students of schools located in Attica during the school year 2017-2018.

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Announcements  |  18/01/2018

Crédit Agricole Life supports the DIATROFI Program

We warmly thank Crédit Agricole Life for supporting the DIATROFI Program for a second consecutive school year. Thanks to their kind donation and the matching funds provided by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Founding Donor of the DIATROFI Program, at least 900 meals will be distributed to students of schools located in Attica during the school year 2017-2018.

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Announcements  |  16/01/2018

Nuevo S.A. supports for one more year the DIATROFI Program

We warmly thank Nuevo S.A. for supporting the DIATROFI Program for a second consecutive school year. Thanks to their kind donation and the matching funds provided by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Founding Donor of the DIATROFI Program, at least 5,000 healthy meals will be distributed to students of a school located in Evia regional unit during the school year 2017-2018.

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Announcements  |  16/01/2018

BP OIL HELLENIC SA supports the DIATROFI Program for one more school year

BP Oil Hellenic SA supports the DIATROFI Program for a second consecutive school year. Thanks to the kind donation of BP Oil Hellenic SA along with the matching funds provided by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Founding Donor of the Program, at least 7,000 healthy meals will be distributed to students of schools participating in the DIATROFI Program.

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Announcements  |  16/01/2018

The Welfare Foundation for Social and Cultural Affairs supports the DIATROFI Program

We warmly thank the Welfare Foundation for Social and Cultural Affairs (KIKPE) for the decision to extend their support to the DIATROFI Program for one more year. Thanks to the kind donation of KIKPE the students of a high school in the area of Athens will receive daily the healthy meals offered by the Program throughout the school year 2017-2018.

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DIATROFI in the press  |  28/12/2017

Interview to the Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation

Afroditi Veloudaki, Managing Director of Prolepsis Institute gave an interview to the First programme (Proto programma) of the Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation and discussed about the DIATROFI Program and the work of Prolepsis Institute.

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Science News  |  21/12/2017

Distinction for Prolepsis Institute at the 14th Hellenic Congress of Nutrition and Dietetics & the 3rd Hellenic Congress of Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism

The Prolepsis Institute participated in the 14th Hellenic Congress of Nutrition and Dietetics & the 3rd Hellenic Congress of Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism which took place on November 24-26, 2017 at the Cultural Centre «Hellenic Cosmos». The scientific team of the Institute presented two scientific works with results from the DIATROFI school-based Food Aid and Healthy Nutrition Promotion Program which were distinguished with praise.

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Announcements  |  28/11/2017

The Parents & Guardians Association of Athens College Elementary School supports the DIATROFI Program for a third consecutive year

The Parents and Guardians Association and the student community of Athens College Elementary School are supporting the DIATROFI Program for a third consecutive year. With their kind donation we were able to offer 1,809 sandwiches to school children in Attica on November 15 and 16, 2017.

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Announcements  |  24/11/2017

AB Vassilopoulos supports the DIATROFI Program for a fourth consecutive year

With the continuous support of AB Vassilopoulos, we offer every day a healthy and high-quality meal to over 1,500 students across Greece for the 2017-2018 school year. This is a significant contribution to our efforts in eliminating the problem of hunger and food insecurity experienced by school students in Greece.

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Announcements  |  23/11/2017

SouthBridge Europe Mezzanine supports the DIATROFI Program

We would like to express our gratitude to the SouthBridge Europe Mezzanine for supporting the DIATROFI Program for the 2017-2018 school year and contributing to our efforts to combat food insecurity experienced by school students in Greece. Thanks to their kind donation, 5,750 healthy meals will be offered to the students of elementary schools that participate in the Program.

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Announcements  |  23/11/2017

GENESIS Pharma supports the DIATROFI Program for a third consecutive year

The Greek pharmaceutical company GENESIS Pharma is supporting the DIATROFI Program for the 2017-2018 school year. Thanks to GENESIS Pharma’s contribution, along with other donors, an elementary school with 140 students in the Athens area will receive daily healthy meals.

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Announcements  |  22/11/2017

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation, founding donor of the Program, through the matching fund doubles the number of meals provided

The contribution of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation in this time of crisis in Greece is invaluable. The SNF has been the founding donor of the DIATROFI Program since it was established in 2012. The current school year the SNF offers matching fund, which means that for each donation made to the Program, the SNF makes an equal donation, therefore every donation is doubled.

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Announcements  |  14/11/2017

The Prolepsis Institute participated in the 35th Athens Marathon with the AKMI Running Team to raise awareness on the DIATROFI Program

On Sunday, November 12, 2017, the Prolepsis Institute participated in the 35th Athens Authentic Marathon and run with the AKMI Running Team to support the DIATROFI Program and thousands of Greek students facing food insecurity.

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Science News  |  13/11/2017

The DIATROFI Program at the VulnerABLE European project conference

The Prolepsis Institute participated in the final Conference of the project “VulnerABLE: Pilot project related to the development of evidence based strategies to improve the health of isolated and vulnerable persons”. During the meeting, good practices for improving the health of vulnerable social groups at a European level were discussed. The DIATROFI Program was presented as an effective intervention practice to support children and families in vulnerable social groups.

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Announcements  |  27/10/2017

Intracom Telecom supports the DIATROFI Program

Intracom Telecom supports our efforts against food insecurity and hunger by contributing to the DIATROFI Program the school year 2017-2018. With the kind donation of Intracom Telecom 5,750 healthy meals will be offered to the students of elementary schools in Attica Region that participate in the Program.

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Announcements  |  18/10/2017

Τhe Prolepsis Institute in collaboration with Plaisio Computers SA support students in socioeconomically vulnerable areas of Greece

A joint action to support students attending schools in socioeconomically vulnerable areas of Greece took place between Plaisio Computers SA and the Prolepsis Institute in the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year. Plaisio’s voluntary team along with the Prolepsis Institute distributed 5,000 school bags to students.

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Announcements  |  12/10/2017

The DIATROFI Program standing for children for the 7th consecutive school year - One in two children come from families facing food insecurity

On Monday, October 16, 2017, World Food Day, the Program on Food Aid and Promotion of Healthy Nutrition – DIATROFI begins to daily provide healthy meals to thousands of children. The Prolepsis Institute continues to respond through purposeful interventions to the problem thousands of children face on a global scale and in Greece regarding access to safe and quality food.

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Announcements  |  21/07/2017

The ANTONIOS AND IOANNIS ANGELICOUSSIS FOUNDATION supports the DIATROFI Program

We would like to thank the ANTONIOS AND IOANNIS ANGELICOUSSIS FOUNDATION for supporting the DIATROFI Program for a second consecutive year.

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Announcements  |  19/07/2017

Educational actions in schools using Skype in the Classroom: For the first time in Greece by the Prolepsis Institute

For the first time in Greece, the Prolepsis Institute brought to fruition interactive lectures for 6th grade students in schools participating in the DIATROFI program. The lectures, titled “Learning healthy eating habits”, were delivered through the Microsoft program: “Skype in the Classroom”.

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Announcements  |  17/07/2017

Τhe marathon swimming champion Kelly Araouzou visits an elementary school part of the DIATROFI Program

On Wednesday, May 17th, students of an elementary school in the center of Athens, which participates in the DIATROFI Program, where visited by the marathon swimming champion Kelly Araouzou. Kelly spoke with all the children and answered dozens of questions about the the joys of sport, swimming and the rigorous requirements of this demanding sport.

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Announcements  |  12/07/2017

Informative event at ZARIFOPOULOS S.A. to promote healthy eating and physical activity

An event to promote healthy eating habits, daily physical activity, and general health, in everyday life including the work place, was held on June 27, 2017 at the ZARIFOPOULOS S.A. offices, by the Prolepsis Institute.

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Announcements  |  11/07/2017

The Golden Hall supports the DIATROFI Program

We warmly thank Golden Hall for their support to the DIATROFI Program. Thanks to the “Charity Walk” initiative that took place in Golden Hall in May 2017, 625 meals have been secured for students of schools in the area of Attica for the 2017-2018 school year.

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Announcements  |  07/07/2017

Events focused on healthy nutrition in the North Kynouria Municipality’s elementary schools organized by the Prolepsis Institute

 

On Thursday, June 8, 2017, the Prolepsis Institute held a series of educational events in the schools of the Municipality of North Kynouria for the parents of the students participating in the DIATROFI Program.

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DIATROFI in the press  |  03/07/2017

The DIATROFI Program in EuroHealthNet magazine

Detailed article on EuroHealthNet magazine – Edition 9 about the implementation and the benefits of DIATROFI Program.

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Announcements  |  03/07/2017

The student community of ACS Athens supports the DIATROFI Program

We warmly thank the student community of ACS Athens for supporting the DIATROFI Program through the 1,50 club initiative, which was formed in order to support our efforts.

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DIATROFI in the press  |  07/06/2017

The DIATROFI Program and the support by AB Vassilopoulos at the newscast of ANT1

 

AB Vassilopoulos supports the Program DIATROFI through the Program “52 weeks, 52 actions of feeding and caring throughout Greece”. 

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Announcements  |  31/05/2017

The company ZARIFOPOULOS S.A. supports the DIATROFI Program

The company ZARIFOPOULOS S.A. supports the DIATROFI Program for the school year 2016-2017 by offering organic extra virgin olive oil to be used for the preparation of meals for students in public schools participating in the Program.

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Announcements  |  29/05/2017

The Association of Organic Farmers of Attica Markets supports the DIATROFI Program

We warmly thank the Association of Organic Farmers of Attica for donating 990 oranges to the DIATROFI Program.

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Announcements  |  26/04/2017

The DIATROFI Program is nominated for the award Bravo Society within the Bravo Sustainability Dialogue Awards

The Prolepsis Institute with the DIATROFI Program participates at the Bravo Sustainability Dialogue. Within the concept of this award, the best practices recorded by the participating Organizations are highlighted and rewarded.

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Announcements  |  11/04/2017

The “World in Harmony” continues to support the DIATROFI Program

The non-profit organization “World in Harmony” will continue to support students in need through the DIATROFI Program for the school year 2016-17.

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Announcements  |  07/04/2017

World Health Day 2017: Mental health of children in Greece is at stake

 

This year’s World Health Day is dedicated to depression, an extremely widespread mental health disease. It is estimated that nowadays, depression affects more than 300 million people, of all ages, from all walks of life and in all countries.

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Announcements  |  03/04/2017

INTERAMERICAN supports the DIATROFI Program for a third consecutive year

We warmly thank INTERAMERICAN for the continued support it provides to students in vulnerable areas of Greece through the DIATROFI Program.

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Announcements  |  27/03/2017

The Welfare Foundation for Social and Cultural Affairs supports the DIATROFI Program

We warmly thank the Welfare Foundation for Social and Cultural Affairs (KIKPE) for its decision to extend its support to the DIATROFI Program for one more year.

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Announcements  |  16/03/2017

The Group NIREUS supports the DIATROFI Program

Thanks to the kind donation of NIREUS and the matching funds provided by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, founding donor of the DIATROFI Program, the nutritional needs of two primary school students in the Athens area will be covered daily for an entire school year.

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Announcements  |  01/03/2017

ELASTRON Group supports the DIATROFI Program for a further year

We would like to thank ELASTRON Group for supporting the DIATROFI Program for the second consecutive school year.

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DIATROFI in the press  |  24/02/2017

Interview on star.gr about the Program DIATROFI

Athena Linos, Professor of the School of Medicine at the University of Athens and President of the Prolepsis Institute was interviewed by Maria Andrikaki on Star.gr regarding the Program DIATROFI.

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Announcements  |  09/02/2017

Star Bulk supports the DIATROFI Program

Star Bulk supports our efforts towards combating hunger and food insecurity experienced by children in Greece.

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Announcements  |  08/02/2017

ReaCapital Advisors supports the DIATROFI Program for a second consecutive year

We would like to cordially thank ReaCapital Advisors for supporting the DIATROFI Program for a second consecutive year.

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Announcements  |  02/02/2017

BP OIL HELLENIC SA supports the DIATROFI Program

BP Oil Hellenic SA is the new supporter of the DIATROFI Program.

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Announcements  |  31/01/2017

GENESIS Pharma S.A. supports the DIATROFI Program for a second consecutive school year

We warmly thank the Greek pharmaceutical company GENESIS Pharma for its decision to integrate for a second consecutive year the DIATROFI Program within the company’s prevention and social contribution activities.

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Announcements  |  19/01/2017

DELTA provided 20,500 milk packs to students of the DIATROFI Program

We warmly thank DELTA for providing 20.500 fresh milk portions last October to all students of the schools participating in the DIATROFI Program in the Attica area!

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Announcements  |  19/12/2016

European Reliance renews its support to the DIATROFI Program for the school year 2016-2017

We warmly thank European Reliance for their decision to support the DIATROFI Program for the second consecutive school year.

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Science News  |  16/12/2016

Prolepsis Institute participated in the Cluster Meeting in Budapest organized by the Executive Agency of the European Commission (Chafea)

Nutrition and Physical Activity: How the European Union contributes to public health priorities including obesity

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Announcements  |  29/11/2016

Nuevo S.A.: The new supporter of the DIATROFI Program

Nuevo S.A. has responded to our call for support of students attending schools located in socioeconomically vulnerable areas of the Central Greece Region and embraced the DIATROFI Program.

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Announcements  |  14/11/2016

World Diabetes Day 2016 – Eyes on Diabetes

On the occasion of World Diabetes Day 2016, the Prolepsis Institute emphasizes the importance of preventing the onset and progression of Type II diabetes for patients and healthcare systems alike, as highlighted in the National Dietary Guidelines disseminated by the Prolepsis Institute through the Program “Eu Dia…. Trofin”.

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Science News  |  08/11/2016

All for Health, Health for All: The Prolepsis Institute is participating in the 9th European Public Health Conference

The Prolepsis Institute will participate in the 9th European Public Health Conference, which will be held in Vienna, on November 9-12.

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DIATROFI in the press  |  17/10/2016

The Program DIATROFI on Huffington Post

"The Unexpected Moments That Touch Your Heart: The Most Memorable Part of My Vacation to Greece"

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DIATROFI in the press  |  14/10/2016

Interview on ERT3 radio station about the DIATROFI Program

Professor Athena Linos, President of the Prolepsis Institute was interviewed about the DIATROFI Program on the occasion of World Food Day.

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Announcements  |  27/09/2016

The It’s All Greek To Me! Comedy Gala supports the DIATROFI Program

We would like to cordially thank the It’s All Greek To Me Comedy Gala Committee and the over one thousand people in Melbourne and Sydney who supported the DIATROFI Program through the Comedy Gala.

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Announcements  |  26/09/2016

“A PRIORI” Theatre Production Company supports the DIATROFI Program

We would like to cordially thank “A PRIORI” Theatre Production Company for donating a share of its earnings from the performance “Out of syllabus or The monologue of a self-confessed unreasonable man” to support DIATROFI Program and public school students from socioeconomically vulnerable areas.

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DIATROFI in the press  |  16/09/2016

The DIATROFI Program and the support of PLAISIO Computers at the central newscast of ΑΝΤ1 TV

The DIATROFI Program was presented at ANT1 TV central newscast. Plaisio Computers supports students by offering school supplies and funding healthy meals through the DIATROFI Program. 

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Announcements  |  14/09/2016

SILVER award to Prolepsis Institute at the Healthcare Business Awards 2016

An honorary distinction was awarded to Prolepsis Institute recognizing its work in healthcare, through the DIATROFI Program.

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Announcements  |  12/09/2016

Plaisio Computers SA supports the DIATROFI Program

We would like to deeply thank Plaisio Computers SA for the valuable support to the DIATROFI Program in the beginning of the 2016-2017 school year and to students attending schools in socioeconomically vulnerable areas of Greece.

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DIATROFI in the press  |  09/09/2016

The DIATROFI Program at the central newscast of Skai TV

The DIATROFI Program was presented at Skai TV central newscast. The Program will be implemented in 2016-2017 for the sixth consecutive school year.

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Announcements  |  20/07/2016

Silver prize awarded to Prolepsis Institute at the VoluntaryAction festival

The Prolepsis Institute received the Silver Award for the category "Health and Welfare" at the "VoluntaryAction" festival organized by Skywalker.gr on July 16-17 in the City of Athens Technopolis. Read More ...

Announcements  |  14/07/2016

The Prolepsis Institute participates in “VoluntaryAction” festival

On July 16 and 17 Prolepsis Institute will participate in “VoluntaryAction” festival organized by Skywalker.gr. Member and volunteers of Prolepsis will inform visitors about the DIATROFI Program. 

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DIATROFI in the press  |  24/06/2016

The DIATROFI Program and the support by AB Vassilopoulos at the tv show “To Proino” (Breakfast Time) of ANT1

AB Vassilopoulos supports the Program DIATROFI through the Program “52 weeks, 52 actions of feeding and caring throughout Greece”.

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Announcements  |  22/06/2016

The “Art of Life” supports the DIATROFI Program

We would like to thank the “Art of Life” for their initiative to support the DIATROFI Program. With their kind donation and the matching funds provided by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, 650 meals were distributed to students participating in the Program for the 2015-2016 school year.

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Announcements  |  22/06/2016

The ANTONIOS AND IOANNIS ANGELICOUSSIS FOUNDATION supports the DIATROFI Program

We would like to thank the ANTONIOS AND IOANNIS ANGELICOUSSIS FOUNDATION for their initiative to support the DIATROFI Program. Thanks to their kind donation and the matching funds provided by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, founding donor of the Program, 2.500 meals have been distributed to students of elementary schools in Attica during the 2015-2016 school year. Read More ...
DIATROFI in the press  |  13/06/2016

The Program DIATROFI on SKAI TV

The TV show “Greece in the mirror” presented the research by “DiaNEOsis” on extreme poverty in Greece and initiatives for the support of vulnerable social groups. Read More ...

Science News  |  30/05/2016

The Prolepsis Institute at the 1st Symposium of Public Health Specialists

The Prolepsis Institute is participating in the 1st Symposium of Public Health Specialists, organized by the National Association of Dieticians-Nutritionists and by the team of Public Health Specialists, on May 28, 2016 at the Agricultural University of Athens (in “Fragopoulou” lecture theater). Read More ...

Science News  |  26/05/2016

The Prolepsis Institute participated in the 12th International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry at the University of Illinois

The Prolepsis Institute, participated in the 12th International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry which took place at the University of Illinois on May 18-21. Ms. Nadia Dalma, Head of Qualitative Analysis of the Institute, presented the results of the qualitative research on assessing health-related quality of life in 10-12 year old students and their parents facing food insecurity and participating in the Program DIATROFI. Read More ...

Announcements  |  10/05/2016

DELTA celebrates World Milk Day and provides milk to children and families in need in collaboration with Prolepsis Institute

On the occasion of World Milk Day observed every year on June 1st, DELTA aiming to highlight the nutritional value of milk will be offering one reason per day for which we need to drink milk.

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DIATROFI in the press  |  27/04/2016

The sms campaign for the DIATROFI Program on Vima FM 99,5 radio station

The radiobroadcasters “bad girls”, Maria Lemonia and Elena Karamichalou on Vima FM 99,5 about the sms campaign for the DIATROFI Program.

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DIATROFI in the press  |  22/04/2016

The DIATROFI Program and the support by AB Vassilopoulos at the newscast of ANT1

AB Vassilopoulos supports the Program DIATROFI through the Program “52 weeks, 52 actions of feeding and caring throughout Greece”.

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Announcements  |  17/04/2016

The School “Elliniki Paideia” supports the educational activities of the Program DIATROFI

We would like to deeply thank the School “Elliniki Paideia” for cooperating with us and for making available the location at the Primary School of Iraklion for the filming of our educational video promoting healthy nutrition. Read More ...

Announcements  |  07/04/2016

World Health Day 2016 - Diabetes

Health is a fundamental inalienable right. The World Health Day 2016 is dedicated to the prevention and management of Type 2 diabetes. Read More ...

Announcements  |  06/04/2016

PRAXIS & PRAXIS Educational Organisation supports the DIATROFI Program

We would like to thank PRAXIS & PRAXIS Educational Organisation and the parents of first and second grade students’ for their support to the DIATROFI Program. Read More ...

Announcements  |  05/04/2016

ELASTRON Group supports the DIATROFI Program

We would like to thank ELASTRON Group for supporting the DIATROFI Program. Read More ...

Science News  |  31/03/2016

Study published on scientific journal on promotion of healthy nutrition through the Program DIATROFI

The study entitled “Promotion of healthy nutrition among students participating in a school food aid program: a randomized trial” conducted by D. Zota, A. Dalma, A. Petralias, A. Lykou, C-M. Kastorini, M. Yannakoulia, P. Karnaki, K. Belogianni, A. Veloudaki, E. Riza, R. Malik and A. Linou was published in the scientific journal International Journal of Public Health in March 2016. Read More ...

Announcements  |  31/03/2016

Statement of the MEP Notis Marias in the plenary session about the food insecurity in Greece

On March 7 in an address to the plenary session of the European Parliament, Independent Greek MEP Notis Marias presented the issue of food insecurity in Greece. Read More ...

Announcements  |  28/03/2016

SMS Campaign for the DIATROFI PROGRAM

The fundraising campaign via SMS has been launched, aiming to offer healthy meals to more children in need all over Greece through the DIATROFI Program implemented by Prolepsis Institute.

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Announcements  |  27/03/2016

DEPA Group - Public Gas Corporation of Greece supports the Program DIATROFI

We would like to thank DEPA Group for their continuous support to the DIATROFI Program. Read More ...

Announcements  |  22/03/2016

The Welfare Foundation for Social and Cultural Affairs supports the "Adopt a school" campaign

We would like to thank the Welfare Foundation for Social and Cultural Affairs (KIKPE) for their continuous support to the DIATROFI Program. Read More ...

Announcements  |  22/03/2016

DIAKINISIS Logistics Services supports the "Adopt a school" campaign

We would like to thank DIAKINISIS, the leading Logistics Provider in Greece, for supporting the DIATROFI Program. Read More ...

DIATROFI in the press  |  21/03/2016

The Program DIATROFI in the newspaper “ΤΑ ΝΕΑ”

Article about school feeding and the implementation of DIATROFI program in an elementary school in the region of Imathia. Read More ...

Announcements  |  18/03/2016

The student community of Moraitis School supports the DIATROFI Program

We would like to thank the student community of Moraitis School for their support to the DIATROFI Program. Read More ...

DIATROFI in the press  |  15/03/2016

People from all over Greece support the "Adopt a school" campaign

Detailed article on VIMA newspapaper about the "Adopt a school" campaign and the benefits of DIATROFI program. Read More ...

Announcements  |  10/03/2016

Free school meals will be offered daily to 3.000 students of Central Greece (Sterea Ellada)

A framework contract was signed today between the Prefecture of Central Greece (Sterea Ellada) and the Prolepsis Institute for implementing the Program on Food Aid and Promotion of Healthy Nutrition, DIATROFI, in schools located in Central Greece starting from March 15, 2016. Read More ...

Announcements  |  10/03/2016

Mr. Ioannis Lymperopoulos supports the "Adopt a school" campaign

We would like to thank Mr. Ioannis Lymperopoulos, Attorney at Law, for supporting the DIATROFI Program.

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Announcements  |  07/03/2016

GENESIS Pharma S.A. supports the "Adopt a school" campaign

We would like to thank GENESIS Pharma S.A. for supporting the DIATROFI Program.

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DIATROFI in the press  |  07/03/2016

The Program DIATROFI in Athens Voice magazine

Article in Athens Voice magazine about the DIATROFI program.

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DIATROFI in the press  |  01/03/2016

Breakfast: a healthy habit for all the family

Eating a healthy breakfast is important for all ages. Several health benefits are associated with daily breakfast consumption. Read More ...

DIATROFI in the press  |  26/02/2016

Interview on in.gr about the Program DIATROFI

Professor Athena Linos, President of the Prolepsis Institute and Dr. Athanassios Petralias, General Director of Research describe the course, the benefits and the importance of DIATROFI program.

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DIATROFI in the press  |  18/02/2016

The Program DIATROFI on ERT, the public broadcasting network

The TV news program “On ERT” hosted a live discussion with Professor Athena Linos, President of the Prolepsis Institute about the implementation and the importance of DIATROFI program.

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DIATROFI in the press  |  17/02/2016

The Program DIATROFI on in.gr

The journalist Mary Bibi visited two schools that participate in the Program DIATROFI and discussed with teachers, parents and Athena Linos, Professor of the School of Medicine at the University of Athens and President of the Prolepsis Institute about the implementation and the impact of the Program.

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DIATROFI in the press  |  17/02/2016

Interview on ERT3 radio station about the "Adopt a school" campaign

Dr. Athanassios Petralias, General Director of Research of Prolepsis Institute was interviewed on ERT3 public broadcasting radio station about the "Adopt a school" campaign and the program DIATROFI.

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DIATROFI in the press  |  17/02/2016

The Program DIATROFI in Kathimerini newspaper

Article in “Kathimerini” newspaper about school feeding and the DIATROFI program.

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DIATROFI in the press  |  15/02/2016

The Program DIATROFI on CNN Greece

The journalist Valentini Anagnostopoulou discusses with teachers, parents and Athena Linos, Professor of the School of Medicine at the University of Athens and President of the Prolepsis Institute about the implementation and the benefits of the Program DIATROFI.

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DIATROFI in the press  |  15/02/2016

Professor Athina Linos interviewed on RADIO YGEIA about the program DIATROFI

Athena Linos, Professor of the School of Medicine at the University of Athens and President of the Prolepsis Institute was interviewed by Sofia Neta on RADIO YGEIA regarding the Program DIATROFI and the support announced by the International Airport of Athens.

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Announcements  |  15/02/2016

European Reliance General Insurance CO. S.A. supports the program DIATROFI

We would like to cordially thank European Reliance for supporting the DIATROFI Program. With their donation, 1,250 meals will be distributed to students participating in the Program for the current school year. Read More ...

Science News  |  15/02/2016

A study regarding the impact of the Program DIATROFI on reducing household food insecurity published in scientific journal

The scientific journal European Journal of Public Health (February 2016) published the study: “The impact of a school food aid program on household food insecurity” (A. Petralias, E. Papadimitriou, E. Riza, M. Karaga, A. Zagoura, A. Linou) which was carried out by the scientific team of the Program DIATROFI.

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DIATROFI in the press  |  11/02/2016

The DIATROFI Program and the support announced by the International Airport of Athens at the newscast of ANT1

The DIATROFI Program and the support announced by the International Airport of Athens at the newscast of ANT1.

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Announcements  |  10/02/2016

The Athens International Airport supports the DIATROFI Program

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 – Support to students and their families facing hunger and food insecurity is provided by the Athens International Airport (AIA) through the Program on Food Aid and Promotion of Healthy Nutrition, DIATROFI implemented by Prolepsis Institute. Read More ...

DIATROFI in the press  |  05/02/2016

Professor Athina Linos interviewed on Vima FM 99,5 radio station about the "Adopt a school" campaign

Professor Athena Linos, President of the Prolepsis Institute was interviewed by Mr. Chiotis and Mr. Papadopoulos on Vima FM 99,5 radio station about the "Adopt a school" campaign and the need to support the program DIATROFI. Read More ...

Announcements  |  03/02/2016

The International Airport of Athens and Prolepsis Institute will hold the rescheduled Press Conference on February 10th

Prolepsis Institute and the International Airport of Athens will hold a press conference on Wednesday, February 10th 2016 at 12:00 at the building “Kostis Palamas” on the support offered by the International Airport of Athens to the Food Aid and Promotion of Healthy Nutrition Program – DIATROFI. Data from Prolepsis Institute related to the multi-dimensional consequences of the economic crisis on children will be presented, as well as the broad social program of the International Airport of Athens and the campaign of Prolepsis Institute “Adopt a school”.

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Announcements  |  29/01/2016

ReaCapital Advisors supports the DIATROFI Program

We would like to cordially thank ReaCapital Advisors for supporting the DIATROFI Program. With the grant offered by ReaCapital Advisors 6.250 meals will be distributed to students participating in the Program for the current school year.

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Announcements  |  28/01/2016

Prolepsis Institute and the Onassis Cultural Center present the educational program “Musical notes eat properly”

The Prolepsis Institute is participating in the educational program of the Onassis Cultural Center for the period 2015-2016 with an original workshop combining nutrition with the arts. The program “Musical notes eat properly” was designed in collaboration with the Onassis Cultural Center aiming at familiarizing children with healthy eating, motivating them in a way to improve their dietary choices and their physical activity levels. From January 11 to the end of May, a total of 40 sessions will take place with 20 schools participating with students of Kindergarten and of elementary school grades 1st-4th.

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DIATROFI in the press  |  27/01/2016

DIATROFI: The Program that saves the children

Detailed article on altsantiri.gr news website about the implementation and the benefits of DIATROFI program.

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Announcements  |  26/01/2016

The International Airport of Athens and Prolepsis Institute will hold a joint Press Conference on supporting the Program DIATROFI

Prolepsis Institute and the International Airport of Athens will hold a press conference on Tuesday, February 2nd 2016 at 12:00 at the building “Kostis Palamas” on the support offered by the International Airport of Athens to the Food Aid and Promotion of Healthy Nutrition Program – DIATROFI. Data from Prolepsis Institute related to the multi-dimensional consequences of the economic crisis on children will be presented, as well as the broad social program of the International Airport of Athens and the campaign of Prolepsis Institute “Adopt a school”.

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Announcements  |  22/01/2016

AB Vassilopoulos continues to support the DIATROFI Program for the school year 2015-16

We would like to thank AB Vassilopoulos for supporting the DIATROFI Program. 1,471 students will participate in the DIATROFI Program for the school year 2015-2016 thanks to the donation offered by AB Vassilopoulos. This is a significant contribution to our efforts to eliminate hunger and food insecurity experienced by school students in Greece.

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Science News  |  21/01/2016

Participation of the Prolepsis Institute at a school educative meeting regarding the dietary habits of adolescents and the promotion of a healthy diet.

On Wednesday, January 20, Prolepsis Institute participated in the Workshop “Adolescent Nutrition” organized by the 4th general Greek High school of Galatsi in the context of the Program “Ready, Steady…Life: A Healthy Lifestyle Programme ERASMUS+ 2015 – 2017. In an auditorium full of members of the school community, Mrs. Elena Kritseli, Nutritionist-Epidemiologist of Prolepsis Institute, presented the basic principles of healthy eating, answered student questions and discussed topics related to adolescents’ eating habits.

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DIATROFI in the press  |  20/01/2016

The DIATROFI Program on Mega Channel TV News program "Koinonia Ora Mega"

The Regional governor of Central Greece, Mr Bakoyannis was interviewed on Koinonia Ora Mega TV news programme about the expansion of the program DIATROFI in 2.500 students of the Central Greece region. Read More ...

DIATROFI in the press  |  18/01/2016

Interview to the Municipal Radio Station of Piraeus "Channel 1" about the Program “DIATROFI”

Mr Athanassios Petralias, General Director of Research of Prolepsis Institute, gave an interview to the Municipal radio station of Piraeus "Channel 1" and discussed the issue of food insecurity in the schools of Piraeus area and the neighboring municipalities.

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Science News  |  15/01/2016

Study published on scientific journal regarding the benefits of the “DIATROFI Program” on students’ eating habits

The study entitled “The influence of a school-based intervention programme regarding adherence to a healthy diet in children and adolescents from disadvantaged areas in Greece: the DIATROFI study”, conducted by C.-M. Kastorini, A. Lykou, M.Yannakoulia, A. Petralias, E. Riza and A. Linos was published in the scientific Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health in January 2016.

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Announcements  |  08/01/2016

The “World in Harmony” supports the DIATROFI Program

We would like to thank the non-profit organization “World in Harmony” for supporting the DIATROFI Program. With the donation offered by the “World in Harmony”, 2 additional schools with 402 students will participate in the DIATROFI Program the current school year. This is a significant contribution to our efforts in eliminating the severe problem of food insecurity experienced by school students in Greece.

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Announcements  |  07/01/2016

Prolepsis Institute participates in the pilot program “I am in” to reduce school dropout

Prolepsis Institute participates as a partner in the pilot program “I am in” which aims to reduce student dropout rates. The program has been designed by the association “Together for children” with the scientific support of the organization “MERIMNA” and in partnership with the Center for Research and Practice of School Psychology of the University of Athens and a group of volunteer teachers from the 2nd Experimental High School of Athens.

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Announcements  |  07/01/2016

Greeks in Frankfurt support the Program “DIATROFI”

Actions for reinforcing the program DIATROFI are carried out by Greek expatriates in Frankfurt. Mrs. Anneta Kourti, language teacher, actively participates in our efforts to combat food insecurity and hunger of children in Greece. Mrs Kourti has taken the initiative to inform local associations of Greek expatriates in Germany as well as Germans about the program DIATROFI and to coordinate actions to support it. Read More ...

DIATROFI in the press  |  05/01/2016

The Program DIATROFI in Klik magazine

The Klik magazine about the implementation and the results of DIATROFI program. Read More ...

DIATROFI in the press  |  05/01/2016

The newspaper To Vima presents "Adopt a school" campaign

The campaign aims to cover the nutritional needs of more students in Greece through the Program DIATROFI. Read More ...

DIATROFI in the press  |  28/12/2015

The Program DIATROFI in the newspaper "Efimerida ton Syntakton" (Editors' Newspaper)

Extensive article in the newspaper "Efimerida ton Syntakton" (Editors' Newspaper) about child poverty in Greece and the DIATROFI program. Read More ...

Announcements  |  21/12/2015

Protocol of cooperation for the reinforcement of the Program on Food Aid and Promotion of Healthy Nutrition-DIATROFI

A protocol of cooperation for the reinforcement of the Program on Food Aid and Promotion of Healthy Nutrition - DIATROFI in schools of Greece was signed today, December 21, 2015 between Mr. Nikos Filis, Minister of Education, Research and Religious Affairs, Mr. Markos Bolaris, Deputy Minister of Rural Development and Food, Mr. Athanasios Vasilekas, President of the Holstein Association of Greece, Mr. Elias Veliotis on behalf of MEVGAL S.A. and Prof. Dimitris Linos on behalf of Prolepsis Institute. Read More ...

Announcements  |  17/12/2015

The DIATROFI Program at the Christmas festival of 4moms.gr at the Piraeus Municipal Theatre

The DIATROFI Program participates at the Christmas festival for children organized by 4moms.gr at the forecourt of the Piraeus Municipal Theatre on December 20, at 11:00 a.m. with the support of the Municipality of Piraeus. Children can decorate the wish tree, make Christmas cards and enjoy singing and dancing with their favorite band “XANAZOO”. Read More ...

DIATROFI in the press  |  17/12/2015

The DIATROFI Program on ANT1’s TV show "Me Agapi" (With love)

Mari Kyriakou informs about the campaign “No More Hungry Children at School” and the need to support the program DIATROFI. Read More ...

Announcements  |  14/12/2015

The Program DIATROFI is ongoing in remote and rural areas for the current school year

December 14, 2015, 50.000 meals free of charge offered to 1.030 students in 13 schools of vulnerable socio-economic areas in the regional units of Xanthi, Rodopi and Emathia will be distributed by the end of January 2016 under the project “Program on Food Aid and Promotion of Healthy Nutrition-DIATROFI: Implementation in remote and rural areas”.

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Announcements  |  08/12/2015

Athens College Elementary School

Athens College Elementary School supports for a second consecutive year the DIATROFI Program and the campaign “No More Hungry Children at School”. With its kind support 5.107 sandwiches were distributed to students of schools participating in the Program. The donation was made as part of the program “Lito Gevma”, which aims to encourage the values of giving and solidarity. Read More ...

Announcements  |  01/12/2015

The Hellenic Initiative supports the DIATROFI Program

We would like to thank The Hellenic Initiative (THI) for supporting the DIATROFI Program. With the grant offered by THI, 4 additional schools with 258 students will participate in the DIATROFI Program the current school year. At the same time, through the matching fund provided by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF), grant donor of the program, another 6 schools with 783 students will also be included in the Program. This is a significant contribution to our efforts in eliminating the severe problem of food insecurity experienced by school students in Greece. Read More ...

Announcements  |  30/11/2015

Announcement | Prolepsis Institute | Project MOCHA

Prolepsis participates as a Country Agent in the new European project MOCHA - Models of Child Health Appraised. MOCHA started in October 2015; it is a three-year project and is implemented under the EU Research and Innovation program - Horizon 2020. Read More ...

Announcements  |  26/11/2015

Findings of the program DIATROFI presented in the conference “Fragmentation and Exclusion, Understanding and Overcoming the multiple Impacts of the Crisis” (FRAGMEX).

Prolepsis Institute participated in the conference organized by the Crisis Observatory of the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP) on November 25 at Impact Hub in Athens in the context of the research program FRAGMEX “Fragmentation and Exclusion: Understanding and Overcoming the multiple Impacts of the Crisis”. Read More ...

Announcements  |  24/11/2015

Prolepsis Institute works on improving health literacy for Older Adults

The innovative initiatives taken by Prolepsis Institute to improve health literacy for older adults, and the guidelines of the project “IROHLA – Intervention Research on Health Literacy among aging Population” which has been developed due to the challenges and the particular circumstances created by the aging population in E.U. countries, were presented on Tuesday, November 24, at an informative event held at the premises of Prolepsis Institute.

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Announcements  |  24/11/2015

Prolepsis Institute participates in the 13th National Conference on Nutrition & Dietetics & in 2nd Panhellenic Congress of Clinical Nutrition

Prolepsis Institute will participate in the 13th National Conference on Nutrition & Dietetics and the 2nd Panhellenic Congress of Clinical Nutrition which will be held simultaneously on November 27 – 29 in “THEATRON” conference center of “Hellenic Cosmos” in Athens. On Friday November 27 at 17:00, Prolepsis Institute will organize a Round Table in “Phaedra” hall on “Healthy Diet: Theory & Practice”. Read More ...

Announcements  |  20/11/2015

20 November 2015: Prolepsis Institute supports Universal Children’s Day

The Universal Children’s Day, established by the United Nations in 1954, is celebrated on November 20 each year with a view to promote the welfare of children around the world and fraternity and understanding between them.

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Announcements  |  18/11/2015

The kindergarten Playland supports the DIATROFI Program

The nursery and kindergarten PLAYLAND, located in Varkiza since 1983, supports the DIATROFI Program and encourages the purchase of the Program’s educational material by parents of PLAYLAND’S students. In this way, PLAYLAND becomes an active member to the campaign “NO MORE HUNGRY CHILDREN AT SCHOOL” aiming to benefit as many children as possible through the DIATOFI Program.

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Announcements  |  17/11/2015

Prolepsis Institute is participating in the 3rd European Health Literacy Conference

Prolepsis Institute will present the outcomes of the Programs DIATROFI and IROHLA at the 3rd European Conference on Health Literacy held on November 17-19, 2015 in Brussels. Read More ...

Announcements  |  13/11/2015

November 14th, 2015:The Prolepsis Institute on the World Diabetes Day

On the occasion of World Diabetes Day 2015, the Prolepsis Institute emphasizes the importance of preventing the onset and progression of Type II diabetes for patients and healthcare systems alike, as highlighted in the National Dietary Guidelines disseminated by the Prolepsis Institute through the Program “Eu Dia…. Trofin”. Read More ...

Announcements  |  04/11/2015

We can lead a healthier lifestyle: Prolepsis Institute participated in the 12th European Nutrition Conference

Prolepsis Institute participated in the 12th European Congress of Nutrition, held on October 20-23 in Berlin. It is estimated that 1600 delegates from 70 nations attended the conference. One of the most significant conclusions is that it is possible to have a healthier lifestyle even on earlier stages of life. Additionally, the principle of prevention and the choice to adopt traditional eating habits, such as the Mediterranean diet, is the key to improving life quality and to developing a strong immune system to fight serious illnesses.

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DIATROFI in the press  |  03/11/2015

Professor Athina Linos interviewed on Alpha 989 about the program DIATROFI

Athena Linos, Professor of the School of Medicine at the University of Athens and President of the Prolepsis Institute was interviewed by Ms Karatzaferi on Alpha 989 on October 31st regarding the program DIATROFI.

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DIATROFI in the press  |  03/11/2015

Professor Athina Linos interviewed on Alpha 989 about the program DIATROFI

Athena Linos, Professor of the School of Medicine at the University of Athens and President of the Prolepsis Institute was interviewed by Ms Karatzaferi on Alpha 989 on October 31st regarding the program DIATROFI.

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Announcements  |  03/11/2015

World Breastfeeding Week 2015

In connection with the World Breastfeeding Week 2015 Prolepsis Institute underlines the importance and the unquestionable benefits of breastfeeding for the child and the mother, for the family but also for the health care system. The importance of breastfeeding is highlighted in the National Dietary Guidelines, designed, published and disseminated by Prolepsis Institute through the Program“Ev Dia…. Trofin”. Read More ...

DIATROFI in the press  |  29/10/2015

Professor Athina Linos live on air of the «Sto Kokkino» radio station 105.5 about the issue of food insecurity in Greece and the implementation of the program DIATROFI

Athena Linos, Professor of the School of Medicine at the University of Athens and President of the Prolepsis Institute spoke on the «Sto Kokkino» radio station on October 26th with the journalist Julie Tsigka, the cardiologist George Vichas, member of the assembly of the Metropolitan Community Clinic at Helliniko and George Galanis member of the primary school teachers' federation (DOE) about child poverty in Greece and the implementation of the program DIATROFI.

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DIATROFI in the press  |  27/10/2015

Professor Athina Linos interviewed on the «Sto Kokkino» radio station 105.5 about the program DIATROFI

Athena Linos, Professor of the School of Medicine at the University of Athens and President of the Prolepsis Institute was interviewed by Ms Koutsopoulou on the «Sto Kokkino» radio station on October 27th regarding the serious issue of food insecurity in Greece and the implementation of the program DIATROFI.

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Science News  |  27/10/2015

Processed meats have been classified as carcinogenic according to WHO

The World Health Organization announced that processed and red meat can cause cancer on the basis of a report by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC, Department of the World Health Organization). According to the report supported by sufficient evidence, processed meats are classified by IARC as Group 1 carcinogenic to humans.

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Announcements  |  23/10/2015

The Program DIATROFI was presented in the 2nd International Conference of Global Food Security

The Prolepsis Institute has been one of the participants in the 2nd International Conference of Global Food Security which took place in New York in October 11-14 hosted by Cornell University and Columbia University. The main theme of the conference was to range across disciplines to encompass treatments of the challenge of Global Food Security. Read More ...

Announcements  |  23/10/2015

24TH October: The Prolepsis Institute on the World Anti-Obesity Day

Obesity has evolved into a serious public health issue, an epidemic in both developed and underdeveloped countries. In 2014 more than 1,9 billion adults were overweight while 600 million of them were obese. Read More ...

DIATROFI in the press  |  21/10/2015

Interview to the Municipal Radio Station of Larissa about the implementation of the Program “DIATROFI” in schools of Thessaly

Mr Athanassios Petralias, General Director of Research of Prolepsis Institute, gave an interview to the Municipal Radio Station of Larissa and discussed the issue of food insecurity in the schools of Thessaly.

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DIATROFI in the press  |  20/10/2015

Interview to the radio station of the Church of Greece 89.5 about the Program DIATROFI

An interview between Afroditi Veloudaki, General Director of Prolepsis Institute and Mr Giannakopoulos on the radio station of the Church of Greece 89.5 about the Program DIATROFI and the work of Prolepsis Institute.

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DIATROFI in the press  |  19/10/2015

Professor Athina Linos interviewed on Real FM 97.8 about the program DIATROFI

Athena Linos, Professor of the School of Medicine at the University of Athens and President of the Prolepsis Institute was interviewed by Mr. Psaltis on REAL FM on October 17th regarding the serious issue of food insecurity in Greece and the need to support the program DIATROFI.

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DIATROFI in the press  |  19/10/2015

Interview to Sport-fm Radio Station about the implementation of the Program “DIATROFI”

Mr Athanassios Petralias, General Director of Research of Prolepsis Institute, gave an interview to Sport-fm Radio Station about the program DIATROFI.

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DIATROFI in the press  |  19/10/2015

Interview to “Paratiritis” Radio Station about the implementation of the Program “DIATROFI” in schools of Thrace

Mr Athanassios Petralias, General Director of Research of Prolepsis Institute, gave an interview to “Paratiritis” Radio Station of Komotini and discussed the issue of food insecurity in the schools of Thrace.

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DIATROFI in the press  |  18/10/2015

The «Program DIATROFI» in the newspaper ΜΑΚΕDΟΝΙΑ

The needs of schools in Western Thessaloniki and data on the DIATROFI program for northern Greece in Sunday’s newspaper MAKEDONIA.

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DIATROFI in the press  |  16/10/2015

Interview to the Municipal Radio Station of Piraeus "Channel 1" about the Program “DIATROFI”

Mr Athanassios Petralias, General Director of Research of Prolepsis Institute, gave an interview to the Municipal radio station of Piraeus "Channel 1" and discussed the issue of food insecurity in the schools of Piraeus area and the neighboring municipalities.

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Announcements  |  16/10/2015

The Prolepsis Institute at the 12th European Nutrition Conference

Prolepsis Institute will present the methodology of developing the National Dietary Guidelines at the 12th European Nutrition Conference held in Berlin on October20-23. Based on the main topic: "Dietary recommendations: A useful tool to improve the eating habits and health of the Greek population", Ms. Constantina Zota, Specialist in Health Promotion, co-director of Research and Head of National Programs of Prolepsis Institute will present the project "Ef…Diatrofin” Developing and disseminating the general and specific national dietary guidelines.

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Announcements  |  16/10/2015

October 16th: World Food Day

National Dietary Guidelines and the Food Aid and Promotion of Healthy Nutrition Program-DIATROFI

Two of the most important projects of Prolepsis Institute which greatly contribute to the promotion of health among the population were presented this week with the occasion of the World Food Day. Read More ...

DIATROFI in the press  |  14/10/2015

The DIATROFI Program and the work of Prolepsis Institute at Nextdeal

The DIATROFI Program and the actions of Prolepsis Institute at Nextdeal.

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DIATROFI in the press  |  14/10/2015

Professor Athina Linos interviewed on Alpha 989 about the program DIATROFI

Athena Linos, Professor of the School of Medicine at the University of Athens and President of the Prolepsis Institute was interviewed by Mr Smirnis regarding the serious issue of food insecurity in Greece and the need to support the program DIATROFI.

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DIATROFI in the press  |  14/10/2015

The «Program DIATROFI» in the newspaper Avgi

Article by Kostas Papantoniou in the newspaper Avgi for child poverty in Greece and the DIATROFI program.

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DIATROFI in the press  |  13/10/2015

The DIATROFI Program and the work of Prolepsis Institute at the central newscast of ANT1

The DIATROFI Program and the work of Prolepsis Institute at the central newscast of ANT1.

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DIATROFI in the press  |  13/10/2015

The DIATROFI Program and the work of Prolepsis Institute at the central newscast of Star Channel

The DIATROFI Program and the work of Prolepsis Institute at the central newscast of Star Channel.

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DIATROFI in the press  |  13/10/2015

The «program DIATROFI» in the newspaper Emerisia

Article in the newspaper Emerisia for the program DIATROFI, the feeding insecurity and child poverty in Greece:

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DIATROFI in the press  |  13/10/2015

The «Program DIATROFI» in the newspaper Kathimerini

Article by Penny Bouloutza for the Program DIATROFI. The 2032 applications for the school year 2015-2016 and the results of the Program in numbers.

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Announcements  |  12/10/2015

Press Release | Prolepsis Institute | October 12th, 2015

The economic crisis has a severe impact on children’s lives in Greece. Almost 50% of students, especially those residing in less-favored areas of the country are facing food insecurity. One out of six students is facing physical health problems and one out of four is facing emotional health problems. The prolonged socio-economic crisis is increasing the problem of food insecurity and enhances unhealthy eating habits. The Program “DIATROFI” supports families in need by providing free meals to students and educational activities on healthy nutrition. Read More ...

DIATROFI in the press  |  10/10/2015

Professor Athena Linos on “Parapolitika” 90,1 FM

Professor Athena Linos, Chair of the Department of Hygiene Epidemiology & Medical Statistics at Athens Medical School and President of Prolepsis Institute, gave an interview to the radio station Parapolitika 90,1 and discussed the issue of food insecurity in Greece and the DIATROFI Program on Food Aid and Promotion of Healthy Nutrition.

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Announcements  |  09/10/2015

Press Conference: Promoting healthy ion and eradicating poverty- The work of Prolepsis Institute

At the press conference that will be held by the Prolepsis Institute on Monday October 12, 2015 at 12:00 p.m., there will be presented recent facts that indicate the estimated number of students that are below the poverty line, as well as recent data regarding the impact of the economic crisis on children. The press conference will take place at the central building of the University of Athens (amphitheatre “Alkis Argiriadis”.) Read More ...

Announcements  |  07/10/2015

Press Conference: Promoting Healthy Nutrition and Eradicating Poverty- The work of Prolepsis Institute

Prolepsis Institute will be hosting a press conference on Monday October 12 on the occasion of World Food Day (16/10) and the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (17/10). Read More ...

Announcements  |  06/10/2015

Participation of Kouloura primary school in the international poster competition of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO)

The primary school of Kouloura (Central Macedonia) will be taking part in the international poster contest organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization (F.A.O) of the United Nations, on the occasion of World Food Day (Oct. 16th), with the theme “Social Protection and Agriculture: breaking the cycle of rural poverty”. Read More ...

Announcements  |  05/10/2015

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation announced a new grant in support of the Food Aid & Promotion of Healthy Nutrition Program "DIATROFI" during the current school year (2015-2016)

The SNF announces a new grant of €2.5 million, to help support the Food Aid & Promotion of Healthy Nutrition Program in public schools throughout Greece, during the current school year (2015-2016). Read More ...

Announcements  |  01/10/2015

International Day of Older Persons: The role of Health Literacy in the quality of life of the Elderly

On the occasion of the International day of Older Persons, on October 1st, as established by the United Nations General Assembly, Prolepsis Institute is calling for action to improve health literacy, in view of the ageing population in Greece as well as in the EU. Health literacy, one of the social determinants of health and a significant factor in improving it, has been defined as people’s knowledge and competence to access, understand and apply health information, and is thus one of the prerequisites for managing health and illness of the elderly. Read More ...

Announcements  |  22/09/2015

Prolepsis Institute has been awarded the Gold award of NGO of the year for 2015 in the category “Health and Prevention” by the Hellenic Responsible Business Awards

The Gold award of NGO of the year for 2015 in the category “Health and Prevention” granted to Prolepsis Institute by the Hellenic Responsible Business Awards is recognition of our efforts and our work. The ceremony took place on September 15 at “Balux Prive”, and was organized by Boussias Communications and the Marketing Week magazine. Read More ...

Announcements  |  03/09/2015

Prolepsis Institute distributed 3.6 tons of peaches

Prolepsis Institute distributed 3.6 tons of peaches on Thursday 27/8 within the framework of the Social Partnership “Amaltheia”, an initiative by the Municipality of Amaroussion. This action forms part of the Commission Delegated Regulation No 1031/2014 which provides support measures for producers of certain fruit and vegetables and also of the Joint Ministerial Decision (Ref. Number 3320/89565) issued by the competent ministries of Rural Development and of Labor & Social Security. The fruit were distributed in underprivileged areas through the network of the Food Aid and Promotion of Healthy Nutrition Program – DIATROFI. Read More ...

Announcements  |  01/09/2015

Prolepsis Institute in the Yearbook series of Global Sustain: 2014-2015 – The Power of Collaboration

Global Sustain presents Prolepsis Institute in the international Yearbook series and lists the Institute’s work among the most significant actions and initiatives for the year 2014-2015 on issues related to sustainability. The international publication, entitled The Power of Collaboration, is dedicated this year to the potential and the power of collaborations. Read More ...

Science News  |  31/07/2015

The qualitative results of Program DIATROFI were presented at Oxford University

The qualitative results of DIATROFI nutrition programe were successfully presented at the Oxford Round Table summer session. Distinguished scientists from the US, Australia and Israel indicated the crucial importance of school feeding programs during a roundtable discussion on public health issues, as well as highlighted the DIATROFI nutrition program as a worldwide best practice. Read More ...

DIATROFI in the press  |  23/07/2015

The Program DIATROFI and Prolepsis Institute on the newspaper of Hellenic Society of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

The scientific edition of Hellenic Society of Occupational and Environmental Medicine published an article regarding the Program DIATROFI. The article included data from the Program that were presented by Prolepsis Institute in the 41st Annual Panhellenic Medical Conference as a case study of a best practice in Public Health.

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DIATROFI in the press  |  22/07/2015

Professor Athina Linos interviewed on Attica TV about the program DIATROFI

Athena Linos, Professor of the School of Medicine at the University of Athens and President of the Prolepsis Institute, was interviewed by Mr. Samaras on Attica TV on July 3rd regarding the serious issue of food insecurity in Greece and the valuable contribution of INTERAMERICAN insurance company to the implementation of the program DIATROFI.

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DIATROFI in the press  |  09/07/2015

The Program DIATROFI on aljazeera.com

In the context of showcasing feeding programs regarding the relief of the most vulnerable social groups in Greece, international news network Al Jazeera made reference to the work of the Prolepsis Institute and the DIATROFI Nutrition Program.

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Science News  |  09/07/2015

Results of the DIATROFI Program at the 41st Pan-Hellenic Medical Congres

Prolepsis Institute participated in the 41st Pan-Hellenic Medical Congress held on 10-13 June at the Hilton Athens Hotel. Read More ...

DIATROFI in the press  |  04/07/2015

Professor Athina Linos interviewed on n-tv about the program DIATROFI

Professor Athina Linos, Director of of the Laboratory of Hygiene, Epidemiology and Medical Statistics at the Medical School of Athens and President of the Prolepsis Institute talks to n-tv journalist Von Jan Gänger about the Program DIATROFI and the problem of food insecurity in public schools in socioeconomically vulnerable areas throughout Greece.

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Announcements  |  02/07/2015

The cooperation between the Prolepsis Institute and Harvard University is continuing successfully

For the third year, Prolepsis welcomes an Intern from Harvard University’s Institute of Politics as a part of the Director’s Internship Program. The program has been offering career-oriented internships for undergraduate students interested in politics, government, and public service in high-profile organizations around the world for the past 20 years. Read More ...

DIATROFI in the press  |  15/06/2015

Professor Athina Linou interviewed on Real FM about the program DIATROFI

Athena Linos, Professor of the School of Medicine at the University of Athens and President of the Polepsis Institute was interviewed by Mr. Psaltis on REAL FM on May 30th regarding the serious issue of food insecurity in Greece.

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Announcements  |  08/06/2015

Results from the DIATROFI Program Campaign

We would like to thank all of you from the bottom of our hearts for supporting the DIATROFI program. Thanks to the messages that you sent, the Prolepsis Institute will now be able to offer 1,800 free meals to students in need in the upcoming school year! Also, many thanks to the telephone companies COSMOTE, VODAFONE and WIND for their support.

 

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DIATROFI in the press  |  05/06/2015

Publications regarding the "Program DIATROFI: Implementation in remote and rural areas" of Greece.

Below you can find more articles and publications regarding the results of the "Program DIATROFI: Implementation in remote and rural areas" which were presented at the press conference on the 26th of May.

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DIATROFI in the press  |  04/06/2015

The "Program DIATROFI: Implementation in remote and rural areas" on protothema.gr

An article on the website of the Greek national newspaper protothema.gr presenting the most recent data from the "Program DIATROFI: Implementation in remote and rural areas". Read More ...

DIATROFI in the press  |  04/06/2015

The "Program DIATROFI: Implementation in remote and rural areas" on real.gr

An article on the website of the Greek national newspaper real.gr presenting the most recent data from the "Program on Food Aid and Promotion of Healthy Nutrition in remote and rural areas".

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DIATROFI in the press  |  04/06/2015

The "Program DIATROFI: Implementation in remote and rural areas" on tovima.gr

An article on the website of the Greek national newspaper tovima.gr presenting the most recent data from the "Program on Food Aid and Promotion of Healthy Nutrition in remote and rural areas".

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DIATROFI in the press  |  04/06/2015

The "Program DIATROFI: Implementation in remote and rural areas" on imerisia.gr

An article on the website of the Greek national newspaper imerisia.gr presenting the most recent data from the "Program on Food Aid and Promotion of Healthy Nutrition in remote and rural areas".

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DIATROFI in the press  |  03/06/2015

The "Program DIATROFI: Implementation in remote and rural areas" on Extra Channel

A short news report on the efforts of the Prolepsis Institute and the DIATROFI program and more specifically, on the data from the expansion of the program to remote and rural areas of Greece. This was broadcasted on Extra Channel on Thursday 28/05.

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DIATROFI in the press  |  29/05/2015

The "Program DIATROFI: Implementation in remote and rural areas" on ANT1 news

A news report on the efforts and results of the Program "DIATROFI: Implementation in remote and rural areas", broadcasted on the central newscast of Greek National television, ANT1 news.

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DIATROFI in the press  |  29/05/2015

Professor Athina Linos interviewed on ThrakiNET TV about the program DIATROFI

Professor Athina Linos, Director of of the Laboratory of Hygiene, Epidemiology and Medical Statistics at the Medical School of Athens and President of the Prolepsis Institute, Mrs Athina Linou, speaks about the Program DIATROFI and this year's results, on the central newscast of ThrakiNET TV.

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Announcements  |  26/05/2015

Project Presentation: «Program on Food aid and Promotion of Healthy Nutrition - DIATROFI: Implementation in Remote and Rural Areas»

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 – The economic crisis has left serious scars, gravely impacting the children in Greece. The fact of the matter is that almost half of those students who attend schools located in particularly vulnerable areas are facing food insecurity; 42% don’t have a healthy weight, while 1 in 6 families do not have any source of income. Read More ...

Announcements  |  25/05/2015

DIATROFI Program Campaign

The Prolepsis Institute, in an attempt to generate more funds for the following school year as well as promote its initiative, has secured a 5-digit number shared between the three largest telecommunications carriers for one week. For every message that you send to 19454 you support and reinforce the DIATROFI Program for only 1 Euro.

 

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Announcements  |  19/05/2015

Press Conference organized to announce results of the project "Program on Food Aid and Healthy Nutrition - DIATROFI in remote and rural areas"

Prolepsis Institute cordially invites you to the Press Conference for the Implementation of the Program on Food Aid and Healthy Nutrition - DIATROFI in remote and rural areas. The event will take place on Tuesday, May 26th 2015 at 12:00pm in the “Kostis Palamas” building (Akadimias 48 & Sina, Athens). Read More ...

DIATROFI in the press  |  06/05/2015

Professor Athena Linos talks about the program DIATROFI on Jenny.gr

Professor Athena Linos talks about the program DIATROFI on Jenny.gr. Read More ...

Announcements  |  07/04/2015

World Health Day - Food Safety

Athens, April 7th, 2015 - Health is a fundamental, nonnegotiable and inalienable right of every human being. This year's World Health Day, a global health awareness day celebrated every year on 7 April, is dedicated to food safety. Read More ...

Announcements  |  02/04/2015

The Grace Foundation announces its support for Prolepsis Institute

Thursday, April 2, 2015 - The charitable foundation of Grace Hotels has announced a pledge of €1.2 million to two leading Greek charities – Hatzikyriakio Institution, one of the oldest childcare institutions in Greece, and public health institute, Prolepsis. The Grace Foundation which has always had close ties with Greece is keen to support the country at a time of unparalleled economic and social strife. Read More ...

Announcements  |  31/03/2015

NGO Day 2015

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 – The Prolepsis Institute participated in the event NGO Day, which was organized by Microsoft Hellas in cooperation with Global Sustain New tools of Microsoft Hellas were presented to nonprofit and non-governmental organizations with a view to enhance and upgrade their work. Read More ...

Announcements  |  12/03/2015

"Building partnerships against crisis: The DIATROFI Program as an example of good practice CSR".

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - The Institute of Preventive Medicine, Environmental and Occupational Health, Prolepsis,  in collaboration with Global Sustain and AB Vassilopoulos organized an informative event on: "Building partnerships against crisis: The DIATROFI Program as an example of good practice CSR".

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DIATROFI in the press  |  13/02/2015

NEW DATA CONCERNING THE DIATROFI PROGRAM IN THE NEWSPAPER "KATHIMERINI"

Data collected from the DIATROFI Program concerning the food insecurity and hunger of the students and their families, who participated in the 2013-2014 school year, as featured in the newspaper "KATHIMERINI".

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Announcements  |  05/02/2015

Participation of the DIATROFI Program in the event of the Moraitis School "Human Being Human"

On Sunday, February 15, 2015 from 10 am to 8 pm the DIATROFI Program and the Prolepsis Institute will participate in the event of the Moraitis School Community (students, alumni, parents and teachers) dedicated to the human values and aiming to promote voluntarism and social solidarity. Twenty five charitable bodies in total are going to participate in the event.

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Announcements  |  04/02/2015

Eggs should not to be excluded from our diet

"Eggs should not to be excluded from our diet as they are considered to be the most nutrient-rich natural food” emphasizes Prof. Athena Linos in the following article.

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Announcements  |  04/02/2015

The launching of the DIATROFI Program in the Press

The launching of the DIATROFI Program for the fourth consecutive school year was reported in the press. Listed below are some links: Read More ...

DIATROFI in the press  |  02/02/2015

"Women Changemakers in Greece"

Mr. Epaminondas Farmakis, Program Director of the EEA Grants NGO Program “We are all Citizens”, implemented by the Bodossakis Foundation, in his article entitled «Women Changemakers in Greece», published in the Global Thinkers Forum, refers to Athena Linos, Professor & Chair of Dept. of Hygiene, Epidemiology & Medical Statistics at Medical School of Athens and President of the Prolepsis Institute, naming her among the most distinguished women leaders who advance strategic change in Greece in recession. The DIATROFI Program is mentioned as a significant example of such initiatives. Read More ...

Announcements  |  23/01/2015

The Prolepsis Institute among the top 500 NGO's worldwide

The Institute of Preventive Medicine, Environmental and Occupational Health, Prolepsis, has ranked 177th among the Top 500 NGOs worldwide evaluated by Global_Geneva, a Swiss non-profit organization 1. The candidates were among the most respected non-profit organizations worldwide. The Prolepsis Institute holds the first place among all ranked Greek NGOs.

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Science News  |  04/06/2014

27-28 September 2014: "Mediterranean Diet and Workplace Health" Conference

The Occupational and Environmental Medicine Residency (OEMR) at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) in collaboration with the PBS show, The Cooking Odyssey, is pleased to announce the conference, “Mediterranean Diet and Workplace Health,” as a part of the OEMR’s ongoing Initiative for Productivity and Health Management. This unique and innovative conference will feature lectures, panels, and select chef-supervised meals to increase awareness, appeal, and understanding of Mediterranean dietary habits as a vehicle for improved workplace health. Conference registrants will also be our courtesy guests at an associated Greek food and wine exhibition immediately following the HSPH conference. Read More ...

DIATROFI in the press  |  29/04/2014

Financial Times: Greece to spend surplus on handouts for the poorest

"For decades, Greek governments of any colour have distributed thousands of public sector jobs in the run-up to an election. This time, officials are handing out a mountain of cash."

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Announcements  |  08/04/2014

The Alumni Association of the Moraitis School supports the DIATROFI Program

A fundraising campaign is organized with the invaluable contribution of the Alumni Association of the Moraitis School in order to attain the aim of implementing the Program DIATROFI in one more school.

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DIATROFI in the press  |  30/03/2014

Russia Today: Broken Country, Charities step up to help feed Greek children

Greece's economy has shrunk by a quarter in the past four years - and relentless spending cuts have left their mark on the most vulnerable in society. Many unemployed parents now have to rely on charity handouts to feed their children and keep them in school, as RT's Maria Finoshina reports. studios.  Read More ...

DIATROFI in the press  |  28/11/2013

International New York Times: School food program expands to cover 50,000 students this year

International New York Times: School food program expands to cover 50,000 students this year.

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Announcements  |  19/11/2013

Press Release: Presentation of the Food Aid & Promotion of Healthy Nutrition Program for the 2013-2014 academic year reaching 50,000 students in socially vulnerable areas.

Presentation of the Food Aid & Promotion of Healthy Nutrition Program for the 2013-2014 academic year reaching 50,000 students in socially vulnerable areas.

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) and the Institute of Preventive Medicine, Environmental and Occupational Health (Prolepsis) announced that the Food Aid & Promotion of Healthy Nutrition Program shall continue during the 2013-2014 academic year, following a new grant approved by the SNF’s Board of Directors.

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DIATROFI in the press  |  13/04/2013

The New York Times: More Children in Greece Are Going Hungry

"ATHENS — As an elementary school principal, Leonidas Nikas is used to seeing children play, laugh and dream about the future. But recently he has seen something altogether different, something he thought was impossible in Greece: children picking through school trash cans for food; needy youngsters asking playmates for leftovers; and an 11-year-old boy, Pantelis Petrakis, bent over with hunger pains. “He had eaten almost nothing at home,” Mr. Nikas said, sitting in his cramped school office near the port of Piraeus, a working-class suburb of Athens, as the sound of a jump rope skittered across the playground. He confronted Pantelis’s parents, who were ashamed and embarrassed but admitted that they had not been able to find work for months. Their savings were gone, and they were living on rations of pasta and ketchup."

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