More and more primary schools are promoting healthy treats, a fantastic development that entirely suits Aartsen Kids Foundation's ambitions. AKF is making an important contribution to this development by helping schools make children even more aware of the importance of good nutrition and a healthy lifestyle, such as with the project ‘Cool Treats', which AKF uses to encourage using fruit and vegetables for treats at the primary school level.
In the school project 'Cool Treats', Aartsen Kids Foundation allows children aged 7-9 to experience how fun, tasty and cool healthy treats can be. This goal is achieved by using the power of 'experience'. Directly at the beginning of the project, the class is very receptive to our message because they are treated to an exciting wooden crate. With the contents of this crate, a new world has opened up for them, as it has been filled with a variety of fresh fruit and vegetables, taste experiences and learning materials (such as workbooks and games).
In addition to the crate, the project consists of four structured lessons. The children are introduced to different types of fruit and vegetables, and the animated 'Fruitzooitje' (Fruit Gang) take the children on a journey to explore the world of fruit and vegetables. During the four lessons, the main emphasis is on the children's own contribution. Inspired by the stories and experiences of the Fruit Gang, the children go to work and ultimately come up with their own 'Cool Treats'.
“Eating sufficient fruit and vegetables is of significant importance for preventing illness and remaining in good condition. Therefore, teach children at a young age to enjoy the consumption of those delicious, natural products. At home as a snack, at school in the form of 'Cool Treats' and even when your child unexpectedly is admitted to hospital. Eating plenty of fruits and vegetables on a daily basis is what is best for your little sprout.”
- Dr. A.R. Hulsmann, paediatrician-neonatologist
Would you like more information, or would you like to register your class for the school project? Do not hesitate to contact us!