LTT event: Healthy nutrition
short-term exchange of groups of pupils in Greece.
Subject: Healthy nutrition.
Students could discover the benefits of healthy eating through presentations, worksheets, interactive tutorials on nutrition and its importance in their daily lives. There were educational visits to local institutions specializing in the “Science Of Food”, thus demonstrating the basics of nutrition, food preparation, ingredients and food handling. We visited, among others Oil press museum, Oil press company, Museum, exhibitions on eating habits in ancient Greece and how it changed through ages. Specialists on nutrition issues gave lectures, clarified notions and answered questions on healthy dietary habits, obesity and active lifestyle on “Ask A Nutritionist Day”. Students had the opportunity to create their “Eatwell Plate” (both theoretical and practical), based on the knowledge they had gained throughout their experience during the exchange visit in Greece. In terms of a more active lifestyle, students got closer to nature, discovered the benefits of rejecting a “couch potato” way of living, in favour of increasing their physical activity.