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Portugal study shows street food has few healthy options

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Estudo português mostra que comida de rua tem poucas opções saudáveis

Researchers from the Institute of Public Health of the University of Porto (ISPUP) analyzed 2,850 street food outlets in seven cities in Central Asia and Eastern Europe and concluded that the supply of fruits and vegetables is low.

The FEEDCities project is the result of a partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO) and aims to analyze urban street food environments in cities in Central Asia and Eastern Europe.

“The study began in countries where noncommunicable chronic diseases are on the rise and for which little systematic data is collected on food-related risk factors,” explained Professor Dr. Patricia Standard.

A total of 2,850 outlets were evaluated, and the food collected matched the “most affordable” in each city, including homemade and industrial food (snacks, snacks, sweets, biscuits and soft drinks).

According to the researcher, “high availability of soft drinks and low availability of ready-to-eat fruits and vegetables” was a common feature of retail outlets in all cities.

In general, the frequently available foods had an “unhealthy” dietary profile with high levels of calories, fat, and sodium. Shopping, on the other hand, had a “high energy density.”

“Overweight or obese men and shoppers tended to offer purchases with a less favorable nutritional profile, usually higher in saturated fat as well as sodium,” he noted.

In addition to manufactured foods, some homemade foods also contain high levels of fatty acids, which may reflect “less healthy cooking methods such as frying and the increased use of lower nutritional fats in these foods.”

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In light of the results, Prof. Dr. Patricia Padrau said nutrition and public health interventions “can be helpful in improving these food environments.”

“These measures need to be tailored to each context and could include limiting the availability of ultra-processed foods rich in saturated fat, fatty acids, sugar and salt,” he said, adding that heightened awareness of street food nutritional content among retailers and consumers.

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Portuguese historical films will premiere on 29 December.

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Portuguese historical films will premiere on 29 December.

Method Media Bermuda will present the documentary FABRIC: Portuguese History in Bermuda on Thursday, December 29 at the Underwater Research Institute of Bermuda.

A spokesperson said: “Method Media is proud to bring Bermuda Fabric: Portugal History to Bermuda for its 5th and 6th showing at the Bermuda Underwater Observatory. In November and December 2019, Cloth: A Portuguese Story in Bermuda had four sold-out screenings. Now that Bermuda has reopened after the pandemic, it’s time to bring the film back for at least two screenings.

“There are tickets Ptix.bm For $ 20 – sessions at 15:30 and 18:00. Both screenings will be followed by a short Q&A session.

Director and producer Milton Raboso says, “FABRIC is a definitive account of the Portuguese community in Bermuda and its 151 years of history, but it also places Bermuda, Acors and Portugal in the world history and the events that have fueled those 151 years.

“It took more than 10 years to implement FABRIC. The film was supported by the Minister of Culture, the Government of the Azores and private donors.

Bermuda Media Method [MMB] Created in 2011 by producer Milton Raposo. MMB has created content for a wide range of clients: Bermuda’s new hospital renovation, reinsurance, travel campaigns, international sports and more. MMB pays special attention to artistic, cultural and historical content.

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CRISTANO RONALDO CAN MAKE UP A GIANT IN CARIOCA AND PORTUGUESE TECHNICIAN SAYS ‘There will be room’

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CRISTANO RONALDO CAN MAKE UP A GIANT IN CARIOCA AND PORTUGUESE TECHNICIAN SAYS 'There will be room'

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Maestro de Braga is the first Portuguese in the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba.

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Maestro de Braga is the first Portuguese in the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba.

Maestro Filipe Cunha, Artistic Director of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Braga, has been invited to conduct the Cuban National Symphony Orchestra, as announced today.

According to a statement sent by O MINHO, “he will be the first Portuguese conductor to conduct this orchestra in its entire history.”

In addition to this orchestra, the maestro will also work with the Lyceo Mozarteum de la Habana Symphony Orchestra.

The concerts will take place on 4 and 12 March 2023 at the National Theater of Cuba in Havana.

In the words of the maestro, quoted in the statement, “these will be very beautiful concerts with difficult but very complex pieces” and therefore he feels “very motivated”.

From the very beginning, Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 will be performed by an Italian pianist (Luigi Borzillo), whom the maestro wants to bring to Portugal later this year. In the same concert, Mendelshon’s First Symphony will be performed.

Then, at the second concert, in the company of the Mexican clarinetist Angel Zedillo, he will perform the Louis Sfora Concerto No. 2. In this concert, the maestro also conducts Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony.

“This is an international recognition of my work. An invitation that I accept with humility and great responsibility. I was surprised to learn that I would be the first Portuguese member of the Cuban National Symphony Orchestra. This is a very great honor,” the maestro said in a statement.

“I take with me the name of the city of Braga and Portugal with all the responsibility that goes with it, and I hope to do a good job there, leaving a good image and putting on great concerts. These will be very special concerts because, in addition to performing pieces that I love, especially Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky, I will be directing two wonderful soloists who are also my friends. It will be very beautiful,” concludes Filipe Cunha.

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