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Celebrating National Spaghetti Day the YMCA Way!

It’s become one of the nation’s favourite foods – up there with fish and chips, chicken Tikka or a Sunday roast. Created thousands of years ago, spaghetti is the pasta dish we all love – be it with meatballs a bolognaise sauce or topped with cheese. To celebrate this staple food, National Spaghetti Day provides the perfect opportunity for us at the YMCA to have a tasty meal but also have some fun!

Today, our Early Years settings are engaging with spaghetti messy play, spaghetti craft pictures and models. #Exciting



Our Woolston Nursery will even be cooking a spaghetti meal for the whole community. Watch out for Facebook updates from our Southampton nurseries today where our little ones will be sampling a special recipe.

For those of you who can’t get enough of this family favourite, we’ve found some fun facts about the pasta dish:

  • Spaghetti is an Italian word which means “twine”
  • Pasta was invented in Asia
  • Parmesan is the most popular spaghetti topping
  • Tomato sauce and meatballs are American additions to spaghetti following World War II and soldiers experiencing European cuisine.
  • According to the International Pasta Organisation, there are more than 600 different shapes of pasta produced throughout the world.
  • Eating pasta makes you happy! It’s true — the carbohydrates in pasta increase the body’s production of serotonin, the neurotransmitter that scientists believe trigger feelings of happiness and well-being.


Celebrating National Spaghetti Day

Why not get together with your friends and family and serve them a nice dish of spaghetti to celebrate? Have a look on our Facebook pages to see how we are celebrating here at the YMCA. We’d love to see your photos on our Facebook pages too!


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