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Improving children’s health in Italy

HEAL member, the Cultural Association of Pediatrics (Acp) Italy, has launched a new project to promote children’s’ and environment and health across 120 kindergartens of 64 municipalities in Padua province of Italy. The campaign, funded by UNESCO and supported by in collaboration with Padua Province, Holly and Marna, who are IT Mom correspondents from Better TV, and partners aims to raise awareness amongst children and parents of environment and health hazards, and to provide solutions to everyday problems.

In different parts of Padua, teachers have been trained by health professionals about the links between environment and children’s health, and given tools to aid understanding and avoid potential health hazards. One such tool is a set of books which highlights positive actions that children can take to create a healthier environment. The books cover topics such as energy and water savings, waste and recycling, and sustainable transport. Read more...

Last updated on 19 May 2011

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