Antonio Ruiz congratulates the highschool IES Guadalquivir for obtaining the Health Awards 2019, the European Union award that recognizes the promotion of healthy lifestyle habits.
The president of the Deputation of Cordoba, Antonio Ruiz, has received at the Palacio de la Merced students and teaching staff of the IES Guadalquivir to convey his congratulations for the award obtained at the 2019 EU Health Awards, a Health Award that the European Commission awarded to educational centers for the first time, for its Be Active project.
Ruiz has shown his satisfaction for receiving a group of young people and teachers who “are pioneers and set an example for other centers” and “reflect a constant commitment to awareness, with the need to promote healthy eating.” Furthermore, the president of the Deputation has stressed that this institute is a pioneer in the promotion of healthy habits “they have been working for years in the promotion of healthy habits, getting other awards that are an extra motivation and recognition of their work“.
Finally, the provincial president has highlighted the importance of the European information office, Europe Direct Córdoba of the Deputation of Cordoba, thanks to which the IES Guadalquivir learnt about this call.
Be active project
The European Commission seeks to support initiatives that promote healthy lifestyles in children and young people in the Member States. The Cordoba Institute has been recognized for a project that affects the prevention and reduction of obesity in children and young people. Be Active is based on the curricular integration of healthy habits in all subjects and, especially, in the subjects School garden and Magic Words based on gamification. In the same way, the center participates in other programs such as Forma Joven and Aldea, both focused on promoting healthy lifestyle habits and caring for the environment.
It is the only center from Spain that competed in this award and one of the three Europeans centers, together with the Antsla Gymnasiu Institute in Estonia and the Podturen Primary School in Croatia.
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