Vegetais de Corrida in Schools

“Shall we play with food and eat our projects?”
Getting to know the main fruits and vegetables and tasting them, creating, writing down a project and doing physical exercise.

In a playful way, turning nutrition and physical exercise into an accessible and interesting subject for children.

CHILD OBESITY is a serious problem for children’s health nowadays. In Portugal, one in every three children suffers from this health issue.
According to the 2013-2014 study by APCOI (Portuguese Association for Child Obesity), involving 18,374 children, 33,3% of the children between 2 and 12 years old suffer from excess weight and 16,8% of them are obese.
According to the European Commission, Portugal is one of the European countries with the largest number of children affected by this epidemic.

School may represent one of the principal channels to fight this epidemic.

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“School is a privileged place and it is crucial for promoting health, namely through the teaching and daily practice of a
HEALTHY NUTRITION and PHYSICAL ACTIVITY” (DGSDGS – the Portuguese Health Authority)

Vegetais de Corrida’s aim is to support schools in this mission!

In a playful way, turning NUTRITION and PHYSICAL EXERCISE into an accessible and interesting subject for children.

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And… step by step we can achieve our objective!
Showing the main vegetables and fruits in an interactive and lively way.

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Creating and drawing a project, identifying the fruits used.
Eating the projects is also part of the fun.

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We end up the session with the practise of Physical Exercise, focusing on the choice of Traditional Games.

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If you’d like to take this activity to your school or TO YOUR CHILDREN’S SCHOOL, please contact us:
geral@vegetaisdecorrida.pt