Procesevaluering af skoleudviklingsprojekt: Move Eat Learn, Gentofte.
Although most children and young people are healthy, modern lifestyle poses serious health challenges such as obesity, a sedentary lifestyle and unhealthy eating practices, all of which may lead to acquiring type 2 diabetes (T2D) later in life. Therefore, it is important to make children and adolescents aware of these health risks, enable them to identify and act on barriers for healthy living and support and develop their capacity for acting on their own health.
The Move Eat Learn (MEL) project explores the potential of cross-cultural encounters as a tool to address this issue. We see cross-cultural learning as an approach that facilitates learning by utilising the meeting between cultures to raise curiosity and create authenticity, insight into others’ world and reflection about one self – as an individual and as part of a culture and a society. It is an explicit choice of the project to strive for sustainability by integrating health promotion activities in the day-to-day education activities, thereby making it an ‘add-in’ rather than an ‘add on’.