European Union it is starting to deal with serious problems when it comes to obesity and other medical conditions related to bad eating habits and lack of sport activities among youth. This project is aiming at gathering youngsters from different European countries to take initiative and learn what makes a healthy life style, what maintenance exercises are and what makes a healthy diet. Together they will exchange ideas and find ways to promote sport activities and eating healthy in local communities.
Objective: The project’s objective is to stimulate the active participation of young Europeans, with the purpose to start local and/or national initiatives to promote the practice of sports and adopting a balanced and healthy diet.
Period: 01.09.2015 – 01.09.2016
Location: Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife, Spain
Direct Beneficiaries: 40 youngsters with ages between 18 and 30 years and 8 group leaders, citizens or residents of Spain, Germany, Turkey, Slovakia, Estonia, Romania, Italy, and Greece
Youth Exchange, 06.05.2016 – 17.05.2016, where the participants exchanged ideas and experiences on the topic of healthy life style. In the frame of intercultural and no-formal education, the participants worked during the activity to understand the importance of a balanced and healthy lifestyle, the role of peer-to-peer education, but also practiced the planning and implementing of educational initiatives, through peer-to-peer education, that promote a healthy lifestyle among the young people.
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Sábado Saludable – 14th of May 2016, from 3 to 6 pm, in the exterior patio of the Comercial Center El Trompo, La Orotava.
An event addressed to the youngsters, based on the preventions of diseases like diabetes, cardiac and respiratory illness, and various types of cancer. The objective is to promote a healthy lifestyle, using different workshops and activities.
To implement this project, P.O.D. Association has received the sponsorship of Compañía de Aguas Fuente Azul, S.L., Servicio Canario de Salud and of course Multicentro Comercial El Trompo, which has offered its installation to organize this activity.
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Dissemination event in Spain
The Spanish group participated in the event “La Orotava Callejea”, which was celebrated the 9th of July with the purpose to bring sports closer to the youngsters. With the help of the town’s youth house, P.O.D. had the chance to have a stand which they used to promote healthy habits as well as the work the association had been doing and calls for future projects, through different activities and games. During the whole day people was constantly approaching the stand and asking questions to the members of the team.
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