Learn4Health (L4H) promotes change in school children´ food culture and health through school interventions aimed at students and teachers. The initiative responds to a call from the European Union (EU White Paper, 2007) for the improvement and innovation in the way food literacy and nutrition is taught and learned in European schools. In this sense, L4H seeks to bridge the gap between teaching/learning in the classroom and the food/health environment of school age children, through project-based curricular activities that use the daily food and eating practices of those students as curricular context.
The goal of this project is to develop an app assessment instrument in the field of overweight and obesity management, based on an assessment of efficacy (change of habits with respect to diet and physical activity in the monitored population), effectiveness (in the general population) and safety (adverse effects caused by use of the apps), during a period of 4 weeks.
The JUNTS project addresses a specific problem: the fact that language and cognitive interferences in the texts written by professionals and associations for patients and families prevent their assimilation. In the context of a rare paediatric disease, the project addresses the challenge of making medical and health information accessible to the family and providing solutions (a protocol of recommendations for professionals and associations, and an app with appropriate information for the affected families) that will enable a more inclusive literacy of this population group.