Prof. Dr. Vania studied Medicine at the Sapienza University of Rome, graduated as MD in 1982 and post-graduated in Paediatrics at the same University in 1986. Both grades were achieved cum laude. Has been working for the Sapienza University, in the Dept. of Paediatrics since 1988, achieving the role of Confirmed Researcher / Aggregate Professor. He teaches Paediatrics and Paediatric Nutrition in several pre- and post-graduation courses. Former President of APEE and ECOG, actively involved in scientific boards of several Scientific Societies. His bibliography largely exceeds 500 items. Main interest’s fields: paediatrics, child nutrition, adolescentology, obesity.