PROMOTING HEALTHY EATING AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY FOR HEALTHIER NATIONS; MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR SCHOOL Erasmus Project

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PROMOTING HEALTHY EATING AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY FOR HEALTHIER NATIONS; MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR SCHOOL Erasmus Project
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Project Title

PROMOTING HEALTHY EATING AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY FOR HEALTHIER NATIONS; MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR SCHOOL

Project Key Action

This project related with these key action: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices

Project Action Type

This project related with this action type : Strategic Partnerships for Schools Only

Project Call Year

This project’s Call Year is 2017

Project Topics

This project is related with these Project Topics: Health and wellbeing; Early School Leaving / combating failure in education

Project Summary

This project was a result of our concern about how many people in the European Union is affected by obesity, which leads to their inability to integrate successfully or find employment, low self-esteem and social exclusion. Thus, one of the main objectives of the European Union with regards to education is the prevention of obesity among children, a view shared among the educational systems of all the partner countries involved in this project.
With this project our aim was to create School Health Programs which will help students to attain full educational potential and good health by providing them with the skills,social support, and environmental reinforcement they needed to adopt long-term,healthy eating behaviors.
As main goals in the project we wanted to:
*promote a healthy life-style based on physical exercises and
eating habits;
*to coordinate school food service with nutrition education and with other components of the students comprehensive school health program
* to reinforce messages on healthy eating;
*to protect and improve the children’s health and wellbeing, and reduce health inequalities by creating well-designed, well-implemented school programs;
*to educate students and their families about the importance of healthy eating behaviors;
*to raise awareness as concerns the importance of sport activities in the lives of our pupils, with the purpose of promoting a healthier life-style and preventing obesity;

Number and Profile of Participants :
*Our project was a result of the collaboration of seven European secondary schools in Spain, Romania, Turkey, Portugal, Greece, Croatia, Italy;
*approx. 36 teachers in the given schools committed to nutrition education;
*approx. about 54 secondary school students in each school, mostly around the age of 14.
In the project, each school had specific responsibilities and task to be accomplished, such as:
– Obeying the time schedule and the plan of activities;
– Disseminating the subject of the project both in their own institutions and their circles;
– Participating in international meetings, etc..
Methodology :
*Instruction for students:
Provide nutrition education through developmentally appropriate, culturally relevant, fun, participatory activities that involve social learning strategies;
*Training for school staff: We provided staff involved in nutrition education with adequate preservice and ongoing in-service training that focuses on teaching strategies for behavioral change;
*Family and community involvement: We involved family members and the community in supporting and reinforcing nutrition education.
Results and impacts :
*Regarding the activities, we focused on: – creating a web-page and eTwinning page of the project;
– creating PowerPoint presentations and newspapers;
– editing posters, brochures and leaflets on the topic;
– shooting videos and creating photo albums and comics;
– holding exhibitions, etc.
*Through the project,
we raised awareness in society regarding the issue of Obesity and its negative effects on education. At the same time, we made an important step in preventing and combating this phenomenon.
Longer Term Benefits:
* As a longer benefit, we adopted a coordinated school nutrition policy that promotes healthy eating
through classroom lessons and a supportive school environment.
* We also implemented nutrition education as part of a sequential, comprehensive school health education curriculum designed to help students adopt healthy eating behaviors.
* We also had encouraged students to be more active, promoting the practise of sports during the breaks instead of sitting in the school canteen.

EU Grant (Eur)

Funding of the project from EU: 125705 Eur

Project Coordinator

IES EDUARDO PRIMO MARQUÉS & Country: ES

Project Partners

  • Os Vladimira Becica Osijek
  • Scoala Gimnaziala Valisoara
  • Agrupamento de Escolas Professor Paula Nogueira
  • mehmetçik anadolu lisesi
  • 2nd primary school of kalymnos
  • ISTITUTO COMPRENSIVO PLINIO IL VECCHIO