Draft version of “The practical Guide to Healthnic Diet workshops” has been completed

Vardakeios School, ITT and MRSN worked since October 2017 on the writing of draft version of “The practical Guide to Healthnic Diet workshops”. It was a challenging task as the representatives of the organisations had to collaborate from a distance with the exception of a 5- day meeting in February in Liverpool where they all had the chance to work together closely.

The Practical Guide is divided in two parts: the theoretical and the implementation part.

A trainer that would like to organize a Healthnic workshop can find in this Guide useful information about the importance of participatory learning, activities on group building and cultural exchange, social inclusion issues, references on nutritional education, home economics and active citizenship.

Most importantly on the implementation part there are step by step instructions on how to organize a cooking workshop and how to enrich the process with detailed instructions on digital storytelling activities that will involve participants in the production of digital stories about food.

At the end of the Guide there are also four annexes that offer information about digital storytelling, rules of nutritional diet, culinary terminology, food vocabulary and uses of herbs and spices.

The Guide is helpful to professionals working with vulnerable target groups such as refugees, immigrants and unemployed people but also to anyone that would like to acquire healthy eating habits by being open-minded to traditional food experiences.

During summer the Guide will be edited in order to be uploaded on the e-platform and later on it will be translated in Greek, Italian and Polish.

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IO2 coming soon. The Guide to assist organisations to set up HEALTHNIC workshops

Partners of Healthnic Diet project are closely collaborating for the preparation of the Guide. Since the Kick off meeting:
-A transnational meeting was held in Liverpool on 19th-23rd February 2018 with the main goal to agree on the structure of the Guide and to give feedback on the material that was already produced individually. Five staff members of Vardakeios, MRSN and ITT worked hard for 5 days in order to prepare an informative and attractive manual. After the feedback from all partners it will follow the editing and the translation of the Guide in partner`s languages. We expect the Guide to be uploaded on the e-platform by the end of September.
-All project partners are eager to attend the training for trainers meeting (LTTA) in Syros on 25th-29th June 2018. A 5 days seminar in Vardakeios School will give the chance to participants to acquire cooking and ICT skills in a multicultural environment in order to organize their own local Healthnic Workshops.
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Kick-off meeting

The Kick-off meeting of the project was held on 26th – 27th October 2017 in Bussoleno, Italy. The meeting was attended by 14 representatives of all project partners from the five EU countries: Greece, Ireland, Italy, United Kingdom and Poland

The meeting was devoted to various presentations on partners’ organizations, project management tool and discussion on task division among partners, agreements on the intellectual outputs, and explanation of both the dissemination and evaluation plans.

We established our project plan, strengthened our collaboration relationships and planned our next common steps and communication.

We are currently preparing:

A meeting for the Guide writing in Liverpool, UK on 19th to 23rd  February 2018 where Vardakeios School, ITT Institute of Technology Tralee and Merseyside Refugee Support Network will finalise the Guide`s content.

Next steps:

-the 5-day training for trainers session (LTTA) in Syros, Greece, scheduled between 25th and 29th of June

-the second transnational meeting that will take place in Syros Greece on the 29th and 30th of June