Why the project 'Healthy food'?
Healthy food is very important, especially for children. It has a huge influence on the growth of children. Too often, children get cookies instead of a healthy peace of fruit and they are not aware of the meaning of healthy food. For example, a teacher told us that some children of migrants have a bag of crisps as lunch, eventually because of the parents, who aren't familiar with western food. With this project, we want to make the children aware of healthy food, so they will think more about the effect of food as they grow up. Also sports and oral hygiene need attention, since this also contributes to a healthy lifestyle.
How are we going to do this?
As BeMSA, we try to teach children about all topics that have to do with healthy food in an interactive way. The project takes place at the request of schools in Ghent with a wide range of multicultural pupils. The previous year, this took place on the elementary school Victor Carpentier and the secondary OKAN school Toren Van Babel.
Healthy food (in Victor Carpentier) is a project of students medicine who visit an elementary school in Ghent to teach the children on a fun way about healthy food. The participating children came from second or fourth grade. funny games are played, good dishes are cooked and sports take place. This is not just educational for the children, but it also helps futur doctors to gain communication skills: explain everything in an understandable way to all groups of society.
After this fun activities, we taste our good creations. For this project, we work together with wijkgezondheidscentrum De Sleep.
At an OKAN school, young people have a lot to worry about: they're not familiar with our cultur and healthy food and a healthy lifestyle are often ignored. BeMSA Ghent wants to do something about this. By giving informative sessions about the different aspects of a healthy lifestyle (healthy food, oral hygiene and safe sex), we want to make the young people aware of the importance of this and we also want to give a scientific base.
The date will folow in the first semester.
Do you have questions ? Do you want to participate?
Contact us (the project responsibles)!