The European community repeatedly outlinedthat people’s way of life is deeply destructive. As a consequence, they have carried out policies in order to improve people’s health. Those policies do work with some people, however younger generations have never been so much in danger of being overweight than they are today.This project intends to tackle that problem by teaching our students other, more healthy way of living. Each country has both good and bad habits concerning food, exercise and other habits connected to health. We think we can learn from one another to improve our lifestyles while respecting each country’s cultural standards. And using one another to focus on “blind spots” for improvement. The target group includes students aged 12-16. We will create a website for interaction between school partners and it will be a permanent source for every citizen to be used. Cross curricular teaching/learning programs on healthy living will be developed on healthy nutrition, sports or combination also using the science from other subjects relevant for the topics like biology, physics, chemistry and math will organise health-events. The result will be a web-page which will be developed during the project and be available for the following 3 years after the project. The programs and events can be downloaded from this page. A PROTOCOL on healthy life style will be developed containing the most useful teaching programs, event, investigations, experiments and some of the good habits we have learned, hints and ideas for a healthier life style. A common protocol that every school can apply is a main result. This protocol will be a manual with two appendixes: posters that any school can display; brochures that will be handed out to students, parents, the local public, local authorities; A website will be used in order to communicate easily and upload all work in progress and results. Through the European Erasmus+ dissemination platform, the protocol will be disseminated to other European schools and citizens. If the pupils change their bad habits and replace them with better ones, it is more likely that they keep the new habits their whole life long and they share them with others, even unconsciously. Eventually, those pupils will also have bonded with other Europeans that they will see as fellow Europeans. They will be less self-centred and will see more easily the benefits of other cultures. Working with concrete topics like food and sports will give a European dimension to our schools by sharing concrete ideas, achieving self-consciousness and getting active together. All in all, this project will change the partners’ mentality, open the minds and bring the European ideas directly to each school. So, gradually, we can hope that the generations to come will be healthier and more conscious of their health.

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