In 2018, based on the consideration that the European Union’s actions and policies to tackle obesity, especially amongst adolescents, seem to lack actual efficiency, Safe Food Advocacy Europe A.S.B.L. (SAFE) successfully applied for the European Commission’s Erasmus+ Programme to fund this project.
Safe Food advocacy Europe is the project coordinator.
It is of a high importance for dismantling weight-based stigmatisation by underlining the psychological aspect linked to obesity.
Our main objective is to create a comprehensive nutrition training for teenagers, which will address nutrition fundamentals, physical activities, eating disorders, discrimination and bullying as well as health risks related to unhealthy nutrition and behaviours.
The project is divided into four main steps:
Step 1: Creation of three educational materials supporting the training – a Student handbook, a teacher handbook, and a website.
Step 2: Testing of the nutrition training and the corresponding learning materials in some classes at the three partner schools.
Step 3: Last adjustments to the learning materials and the training in general before the official launch of the training for all classes at the partner schools.
Step 4: Dissemination of the training to as many schools across Europe as possible.
Through this programme, SAFE and its partners intend to develop a multidisciplinary training to provide adolescents with basic nutritional and behavioural knowledge as well as to promote inclusion in the school environment. Once the training is created, the goal is to disseminate it as widely as possible across Europe.
The TAO project addresses three priorities: