F.A.T.

Healthy diet

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3 hours

“Bunny jump”

Duration: around 15-20 mins.

Group size: from small to large

Materials: the story, large room

Hints for the facilitator:

  • Make sure that there is enough space for all participants.
  • Make sure that everyone in the group feels comfortable.

The Facilitator asks the group to stand in a circle and He/she stands in the middle. Everybody is asked to start clapping in a rhythm. The person in the middle starts the game by jumping around the circle while the group sings the following song: “Here we go, jump with the bunny, jump around that big fat bunny, this is how we do it (move in a jumping motion, swinging hand over head).”

The person in the middle then stops in front of another person and then both partners start performing the following:

Stand facing each other and swing arms in a circle in front of your body, keeping elbows in: “Front to front to front, my bunny”

Jump so both are standing next to each other with the same arm motions as before: “Side to side to side, my bunny”

Jump one last time so both are facing with backs to each other with the same arm motions are before: “Back to back to back, my bunny, this is how we do it.

The person in the middle then switches places with the person they were just dancing with and the game continues until everyone has had a turn in the middle.

Once everyone as gone, the entire group sings all of verses one last time while everyone (not just the partners) do the motions.

1. „I want to know about…”

Duration: around 40 mins.

Group size: from small to large

Materials: sheets, pens, flip chart, video about obesity (optional).

The Facilitator can projects a video or presentation about obesity (facilitator could prepare it in advance) and He/she discusses the topic with the group using some of the following questions:

  • Is Obesity a disease?
  • Is Obesity something you are born with?
  • Do you know what are trans-fats? Trans-fats are useful for the body?
  • Does avoiding weight gain or losing weight decrease the risk of cancer?
  • Does half of the Earth’s population suffer from obesity?
  • Is healthy living the best way to minimize the risk of obesity?
  • Can obesity be prevented?
  • Did you learn something new in this session?

Then the Facilitator asks participants to create a human barometer form – to stand up and set the different room corners as Yes and No points. When asking the questions, the group has to move accordingly to either the Yes or No corner, depending on their opinion. They also have the option to stand in the middle if they do not know what their answer is. The Facilitator then asks one representative of each group (yes, no, maybe) to support his/her opinion. The questions that are not binary (do not require yes or no answer) can be answered from the place where the participants are located from last question and the Facilitator should choose one or two persons to answer.

Hints for the Facilitator:

  • Make sure that everyone in the group feel comfortable
  • During the debate, remember to keep the order in the room, so speakers are not disturbed – questions can be asked by the rest if there is a time
  • Remember to sum up briefly the discussion

2. “Discover the colours…”

Duration: around 15-20 mins.

Group size: from small to large       

Materials: Appendixes: 1,2,3 (Infographics), sheets, pens, flip chart, Wi-Fi, PC or smart phones, markers etc.

The Facilitator divides participants into smaller groups and gives each group one of the Module’s infographics with the task to prepare short presentation (3-5min) with a free frame:

  • Explain the kind of F.A.T. that your group have;
  • Give concrete examples where are found the F.A.T.s that your group have as a task?
  • How can we find what kind of F.A.T. are contained in the food that we are buying?
Appendix 1: "GOOD FATS."
Appendix 2: "OK, but not great."
Appendix 3: "Be Careful"

3. “We want to play, and we will play together”

Duration: around 40-60 mins.

Group size: from small to large       

Materials: Appendixes: 1,2,3 (Infographics), sheets, pens, flip chart, Wi-Fi, PC or smart phones, markers, hoops, ropes, ball, clubs, etc.

The Facilitator divides participants into two groups A/B and gives each group a task:

Team A

The Team A has the task to invent a creative team game where the participants have fun and learn about the different types of F.A.T and their consumption in our daily life. The game must include hoops, ropes, ball, clubs, running and jumping and they can also use as source of inspiration – the Module’s infographics. After the team game is ready, groups should give a name of this game and promote this game on the „Start now” social media page.

Team B

The Team B is committed to develop a positive media campaign that promotes proper consummation of F.A.T’s in our daily life to ensure healthy lifestyles. The campaign must have the key message, logo, name of organization, poster, celebrities supporting the campaign and sponsors.  Simulation of a press conference – recommended. After the media campaign is ready, groups should give a name of the campaign and promote the campaign on the „Start now” social media page.

At the end, each group has approximately 10-15 mins to present their final work.

Hints for the Facilitator:

  • Make sure the teams have equal numbers of participants
  • If it is needed – prolong the activity – so the teams can prepare well – encourage them to make posters, graphs or even the multimedia presentation.
  • Make sure that there is enough space for all participants.
  • Make sure that everyone in the group feels comfortable.
  • Make sure that the environment is safe.

Evaluation

At the end of all activities, the Facilitator asks each participant to state what risks they believe are taking in their everyday lives and what they would do to change them. It is good to present some useful applications for smartphones to all participants for information sharing, (See how you eat, Food diary, Ideal Weight Арр, Lose It! Арр, Endomondo еtс.) as well as articles on healthy eating and the benefits of an active lifestyle that are measuring also the different kind of F.A.T. and can be educative and remind to the participants to eat healthy.

„Let’s do something healthy and tasty”

This activity can be performed at home individually or in groups during the workshops.

Duration: 15 min.

Group size: any

Materials: Various fruits and vegetables, olive oil, berries, milk, eggs, nuts, lemons, oranges, watermelon, strawberries, kiwis, apples, mint, bananas, cups, knives, boards, spoons

The Facilitator invites participants to use all the materials which are available, and to use them (group or individually) to prepare a healthy and tasty meal. It is good to publish photos and recipes on social networks, highlighting the benefits of healthy food that is why when the drinks and the dishes are ready, participants should give them a name, take pictures and promote this at the „Start now” project on the social media.