I Eat Healthy. I Grow up Well.
Cooperation with NGO Bueno Vino
“I Eat Healthy. I Grow up Well” is a program that aims to reach all students and teach them in an interactive and fun way that proper nutrition is the basis for good health. The program aims to make children the chefs of their own lives, so that they will learn to eat healthy and invest in a future that is full of health. The program is designed for primary school children and is taking place in cooperation with nonprofit organization Bone Vivo and the Ministry of Education and Culture.
The program uses an original approach over two school sessions to teach the foundations of healthy eating with a main focus on the Mediterranean diet. Children learn the value of breakfast, fruit and vegetables, olive oil, exercise and water in our daily diet. Children also have the opportunity to cook healthy meals with help from a famous chef.
The program’s innovativeness is the result of parent participation. Following their approval, parents become part of the program by receiving messages that they discuss with their children. The program focuses on childhood, 6-12 years of age, because this age is more malleable and prone to forming life habits.
Childhood obesity in our country is high. There are studies showing that childhood obesity affects up to 35% of our children. Obese children have a high probability of becoming obese adults with health problems such as heart disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, etc.
The Ministry of Education, the teachers and parents have all embraced the program and we would like to thank them warmly for this.