RYHEALTH - Active and Healthy School: How can schools (teachers) strengthen students health?
RYHEALTH - Active and Healthy School: How can schools (teachers) strengthen students health?

An holistic teacher training in Portugal
Speaker: Paulo Nobre, Beatriz Gomes, Paula Tavares University of Coimbra

On July 6th and 7th, 2023, RYHEALTH will participate in the Interdisciplinary Approaches to Teaching  (AIDUC) - this course is an initiative for primary and secondary school teachers in Portugal. The aim of the course is to promote the sharing of scientific knowledge and highlight the importance of interdisciplinarity in education.
RYHEALTH will conduct a dedicated training workshop led by Paulo Nobre, Beatriz Gomes, and Paula Tavares. This workshop is one of 23 workshops offered in the course. Additionally, RYHEALTH will be presented at a round table session (led by Paula Tavares) in front of approximately 120 participating teachers in this second edition of the course.

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Non-communicable diseases (NCDs), including cardiovascular diseases and cancer, have a strong correlation with lifestyle and environmental conditions. One condition that significantly contributes to the risk of cancer and cardiovascular diseases is obesity.
The latest study on childhood obesity is indeed alarming. The COSI Portugal study (2022) revealed that in 2021/2022, 31.9% of children were overweight, with 13.5% classified as obese.
Complementary reports from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Directorate-General of Health (DGS) attribute this increase in obesity to a decrease in physical activity and the consumption of unhealthy foods.
Therefore, it is urgent to prevent the incidence of diseases with high levels of mortality and morbidity by changing the habits of our children.
The RYHEALTH project is based on four fundamental intervention pillars that we call "Projects," aiming to change the habits of our children in a way that transforms them into values. Intrinsic attitudes that educate and train healthy adults with respect for their bodies, health, and the planet.

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