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NUTRITION CHALLENGE BADGE FAO – WAGGGS – WHO – WOSM

6th Sep 2013

“Good nutrition is essential to live a healthful  life. Every human, animal and plant on Earth needs food to live, grow and reproduce.
FAO is going to make a educational Challlenge program. Now they are  going to send necessary documents to the interested parties for pilot work. All youth between the ages 5 - 20  may partıcıpate with their leaders or teachers. Any contribution will help to make this challenge better and more educational
 
All information distribeted as a draft  booklet worldwide.
This challenge booklet includes basic background information on nutrition and why it is vital for our health. It explains exactly what food can give to us, as well as explaining what healthful diets and good eating habits consist of. The background information also explains how to make the most of nutritious and safe food. Participants will also learn about the impacts their food choices have on the wider world, and how to practice sustainable diets and cooking. Finally, the badge addresses and gives ideas as to how participants can take action to ensure that they and those around them are able to lead healthy, nutritious, environmentally-responsible lives.
 
Take this booklet and EXPLORE, LEARN and DISCOVER – and while you’re having fun, maybe you can even come up with some clever ways to help end hunger or food waste in the world. We hope you will feel inspired to take action and do what you can to have a healthful and nutritious diet.”
The distribution letter is as follows
 
YUNGA NUTRITION CHALLENGE BADGE
Recent developments from FAO: YUNGA, 23rd August 2013
 
We are pleased to announce that our upcoming Nutrition Challenge Badge is ready for pilot-testing.
The badge is intended for children and young people from 5 to 20 years of age and will raise awareness, educate, and encourage individuals to explore the basic concepts of good nutrition and healthful andenvironmentally friendlyeating habits and lifestyles.
 
Before the badge is finalized, pilot-testing is undertaken to ensure that its contents are relevant, interesting and user-friendly.
 
If you would like to be one of the first to test the Nutrition badge with your school or group, please contact us at yunga@fao.org. All the resources and materials will be sent to you.
 
Thank you for helping us create a better product!
 
The YUNGA Team
 
Table of contents
 
INTRODUCTION            8
 
WELCOME       8
 
BE SAFE AND SOUND!            9
 
THE CHALLENGE BADGE SERIES       10
 
CREATING BEHAVIOUR CHANGE        11
 
TIPS ON UNDERTAKING THE BADGE WITH YOUR GROUP      13
 
BADGE STRUCTURE AND CURRICULUM         15
Age ranges of activities  16
 
SAMPLE BADGE CURRICULA  17
Level 1 (5-10 years old)  17
Level 2 (11-15 years old)            18
Level 3 (16 plus years old)         19
BACKGROUND INFORMATION20
 
SECTION A: WHAT WE NEED FOR HEALTH    21
Factors affecting health  21
Food     22
Clean water, good sanitation and clean living conditions   22
Medical care and services          22
Knowledge and care      23
Personal choices and lifestyles  23
Choosing a healthful diet            23
Achieving a healthy body size    24
Being active and fit        25
Keeping clean and free from germs and disease  27
 
SECTION B: WHAT FOOD GIVES US   29
What our bodies need    29
The nutrients we get from food    30
Carbohydrates, protein and fats (macronutrients)31
Vitamins and minerals (micronutrients)   33
 
SECTION C: HEATHY DIETS AND EATING HABITS       36
What is a healthy diet?  36
Good diets for different ages       39
Choosing foods for a healthy diet            40
Eco-Eating        42
Be a green grocer          43
Cooking and consuming with care          48
Green cuisine    49
Grow your own produce51
Keep a diary     51
 
SECTION D: NUTRITIOUS AND SAFE FOOD     52
Keeping food safe and nutritious52
Why are food and water not always safe to consume?     52
Food safety in the shops and markets    53
Protecting the quality and safety of food at home54
Safe Storage     56
Precious preservation    59
Trustworthy temperature            60
 
ECTION E: TAKE ACTION         62
Actions for governments and international organizations   62
Agency action   62
Public campaigns          62
Food police       62
You can make the difference!     63
Get local           63
Shop smart       63
Get moving       63
Team up           64
Spread the word            64
Getting involved64
 
NUTRITION BADGE CURRICULUM        66
 
SECTION A: WHAT WE NEED FOR HEALTH    66
SECTION B: WHAT FOOD GIVES US   69
SECTION C: HEATHFUL DIETS AND EATING HABITS   72
SECTION D: NUTRITIOUS AND SAFE FOOD     76
SECTION E: TAKE ACTION       79
 
CHECKLIST      84
 
RESOURCES AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION           85
Stay updated    85
Send us your news        85
Certificates and badges85
 
WEBSITES       86
 
GLOSSARY      88
 
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS          91