ProChild, Protecting Children NPO

  • ProChild

    is an Italian nonprofit association funded in 2009 by a group of professionals working in research and prevention of children injuries and malnutrition.

  • Aim

    The principal aim of the association is to investigate major harms to children to ensure proper and evidence based prevention strategies, targeting its works on nutrition and injuries. In both themes, primary prevention is seen as gold standard in order to avoid the onset and the potential development of pathologies that are nowadays increasing in prevalence and mortality.

  • The Association

    he Association works closely with the Department of Medicine and Public Health, University of Padua and the Pediatric Hospital Garrahan in Buenos Aires for the development of projects on nutrition and related to the topic of injuries and the risk analysis.

  • Susy Safe and the studies

    Currently ProChild, with the University of Padova, is supporting the maintenance and development of the Susy Safe Project (Surveillance System), an international database that collects more than 25000 cases of foreign body injury in the Upper‑Aereo-Digestive Tract. The Association also conducted scientific studies on children's eating habits worldwide, with a focus on Mexico, Brazil, Argentina and India.

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Choking alert: Tide Pod challenge may be lethal!

Workshop »Prevention of food choking in children: intervention programs«

Italian guidelines for preventing food choking in children

SafeFood4Children in Malaysia

SafeFood4Children: visit the new website!

SafeFood4Children: an interesting new project for choking prevention!


ProChild collaborated in the realization of several studies. Here are scientific articles published, divided by area, and monographs.



Completed projects or in progress:



SafeFood4Children - SF4C

ProChild also gave its scientific support on the development of other projects, ensuring the dissemination of scientific results. Among these projects are:

Studio Merenda


How Food




Who we are

Dario Gregori


Solidea Baldas

Project Manager

Giulia Lorenzoni



With your support we will be able to carry on our projects to address malnutrition and injuries in children!