Changing the dialogue between parents and teachers to help children adopt a healthy lifestyle
Children can’t be held responsible for the choices they make regarding a healthy lifestyle (especially at a young age). However, we do want them to adopt healthy habits when it comes to eating and exercise.
Adults (teachers and parents) are the key to ensuring that children (in nursery/ kindergarten) adopt a healthy lifestyle.
We started a dialogue between teachers and parents about how to incorporate healthy habits into daily life. In this case in the kindergarten.
In addition, a coordinator supervised and supported teachers by discussing the progress of the project and possible solutions that needed to be tailored to the specific needs of each unique kindergarten.
We noticed that both teachers and parents started implementing healthy lifestyle patterns. There was a change of attitude and in the type of interaction between teachers and parents. We feel that our evidence-based practice and practice-based evidence approach to this project really helped to advance the dialogue.