Childhood overweight and obesity has more than doubled in children and tripled in adolescents in the past 30 years.Eating fast food and drinking cola effect children’s health .
Childhood obesity has both immediate and long-term effects on health.
Immediate health effects:
- Overweight children are more likely to have risk factors for cardiovascular disease, such as high cholesterol or high blood pressure.
- Overweight adolescents are more likely to have prediabetes, a condition in which blood glucose levels indicate a high risk for development of diabetes.
- Children and adolescents who are obese are at greater risk for bone and joint problems, sleep apnea, and social and psychological problems.
Long-term health effects:
- Children and adolescents who are obese are likely to be obese as adults and are therefore more at risk for adult health problems such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke, several types of cancer.
- Overweight and obesity are associated with increased risk for many types of cancer.
- Healthy lifestyle habits, including healthy eating and physical activity, can lower the risk of becoming obese and developing related diseases.
- Schools play a particularly critical role by establishing a safe and supportive environment with policies and practices that support healthy behaviors. Schools also provide opportunities for students to learn about and practice healthy eating and physical activity behaviors.
- Families play a particular role by establishing a safe and supportive environment
he schools participating in this project are pursuing a comprehensive education of their students both academically and personally.As educational centres,our role is to pass on knowledge.Our purpose is ,through a reflection on the educational objectives ,to prepare healthy men and women of tomorrow,able to lead their personal ,civic and professional life responsibility ,with the ability to get used to different situations and be healthy ,creative and supportive.
The common goal of the partner schools is to make available to all students the necessary tools for their physical, mental ,spiritual ,intellectual and human development ,so they can progressively assume their responsibilities and preparation for their future life as healthy citizens.Therefore,the schools involved will try to encourage their pupils a love for learning,increasing the awareness of being healthy ,developing their creativity and foster them to take part in cultural and physical activities,as well as to complete their physical training and promote their participation in civic life. In addition to this, our goal is to build strong relationships between people,schools and cities that will not be finished with the end of the project. This participation of pupils in civic life should not be limited to a local l or national level.We know very well that the doors of European Union are open to everybody who want to improve their personal,professional ,academic development. Our mission as teachers and schools is to provide such access and to make available the undeniable advantages that it offers.We have,therefore,decided to undertake this school partnership ,structured around the theme ‘’healthy life styles and healthy food habits.
We believe that our project will be the connection platform with Europe and its pupils will foster the sense of belonging to a same community.Because the childhood overweight ,hormoned food ,sedentary life and unhealthy food habits problems have more than doubled in all over the Europe and the problem is getting bigger and bigger .
So; the main theme of our project is the healthy life styles and healthy food habits. Because we believe that an active life style and healthy food habits are very important in humanlife and there is a strong evidence that maintaining an active lifestyle and healthy food habits provide important physical and mental health benefits. Nevertheless,Turkey and Europe have been suffering from sedentary life , unhealthy food habits and overweight problems in childhood recently.Unfortunately; As a result of the overuse of technology , sedentary life and unhealthy food habits;,some kind of illness such as obesity, diabetes, cancer and stress appear on body .For these reasons,we need to combat for sedentary causing the obesity, overweight ,cancer, diabetes and stress (mental health) by promoting a more active and healthier lifestyle and quality of target groups’ life by having them gain health eating habits. In addition to this, we need to promote the European cooperation in the methods, trains and informations concerning the healthy life .
Another main theme is: through classroom and physical education activities, we aim to increase activity, improve dietary quality, and decrease inactivity. Because we think that such healthy lifestyle habits can help prevent overweight, and if sustained, can lower risk factors for short term-long term illnesses.
To prevent all these ,we want to make a movie about healthy life and healthy food habits with 28 students aged 6/12 and 21 teachers from Czech Republic,Greece, Italy,Poland,Romania,Spain and Turkey we believe;they will also have the opportunity to have a chance for both learning and having fun during the activities.
As mentioned above; Our priority is to make a movie that is the result of the necessary cooperation of different partners assigned to healthyANDhappy using as a vehicle the framework of the European Project Erasmus + and Etwinning platform.This implies the advantage of participating and benefitting from an international collaborative work and together with providing our project with a multicultural diversity that will enrich it significantly.
Education partnerships provide an opportunity to motivate pupils to learn from their peers and from their school culture and family while practicing skills related to ICT,with clear educational objectives.
Another major objective is to develop English language skills and gain confidence in communicating in English of all project participants,learn how to work with digital Technologies related to work with the filmed material as filming itself-either camera or the camcorder.
Finally,we hope that participants of mobilities will get many skills that could help them be more successful in the future labor market.Our aim is to enhance students’ creativity and their love of learning and strengthen lifelong desire to learn.