Playful, practical and sustainable

Rotary has devel­oped a pro­gram for gesun­dekids, that has been suc­cess­ful in more than 100 schools and kinder­gartens through­out Ger­many for more than 10 years to pro­mote health lit­er­a­cy in chil­dren and their families.

Prac­ti­cal and infor­ma­tive actions form the core of the var­i­ous activ­i­ties. Thus we suc­ceed in rais­ing the aware­ness for health­i­er nutri­tion and more phys­i­cal activ­i­ties and the inter­est in becom­ing a “health-pro­mot­ing school or kindergarten”.

Gesun­dekids offers the fol­low­ing 4 mod­ules for kinder­gartens and schools:

• Drink­ing fountains

• Week­ly fruit deliv­er­ies, apple harvesting

• Healthy smil­ing break­fast sandwiches

• Sport ral­lies, exer­cise equipments

Gesun­dekids pro­motes the health of moth­er and child in Bolpur/India in 21 vil­lages with 320 chil­dren < 3 years by

• Grow­ing veg­etable and fruit gar­dens in the families

• Train fam­i­lies on plant nurs­ery, com­post­ing to increase yields

• Train moth­ers to pre­pare healthy meals (NutriM­ix)

• Increase crop diversification

• Treat ane­mia amongst chil­dren < 3 years

• Guide par­ents on fam­i­ly planning/contraception

Become active in health promotion and prevention by cooperating with us

The gesun­dekids mot­to “Get the kids fit!” is an appeal to each and every­one to sup­port us.

First and for­most, this includes the par­ents, for whom the well-being of their chil­dren is most impor­tant. But also the teach­ers in kinder­gartens and schools and health pro­fes­sion­als who can act as multipliers.

Insti­tu­tions, organ­i­sa­tions, asso­ci­a­tions and the media are impor­tant part­ners in the imple­men­ta­tion of cam­paigns and events. The annu­al gesun­dekids Con­gress, launched in 2014, engages experts and pro­motes sci­en­tif­ic exchange and dialogue.

Ulti­mate­ly, gesun­dekids depends on the finan­cial sup­port of donors and spon­sors who have recog­nised the impor­tance of this social­ly sig­nif­i­cant top­ic. Thanks to their help, it is pos­si­ble that we can con­tin­ue to pur­sue our pro­gram in the future and imple­ment them sustainably.