Healthy Young Minds is a cross-cultural health project, dealing with the determinants of child obesity in the cities of Ballerup (Denmark) and Granollers (Spain).
The project is sponsored by The Comenius Lifelong Learning partnership programme.
In each city a triangle-collaboration is going to be developed between the municipality, the schools and other institutions.
The background of the project is that 20% of European children are overweight and this trend is increasing. It is well known that traditional weight loss have limited long-term effects. The failure to respond effectively to the obesity epidemic calls for a broader perspective for public health agendas and also for modified research.
We are going to work with a democratic approach and with student’s participation. In our project students are viewed as active agents in their own life and in the community.
The focus will be on food and body movement, and the aim is to address problems related to obesity among young people.
This website serves two very different, and yet related purposes.
- It is meant to present the project to the public and
- It is meant as a collaborative platform for the students and the teaching staff. Hence, some of the menu points are meant for collaborative purposes and will be for the involved parties only.
The idea is that the students are responsible for the external part of the site (under supervision of the staff), and that the "closed" part of the site is going to be used for communicational purposes, making surveys, news-feeds and a lot more.
As the situation is right now, almost any browser can be used for both browsing the web and for working on the pages.
Click here to read Newsletter #1.