Nutrition Improvement

Schoolkinderen in EBPP Geïntegreerd Onderwijs Programma's

De prioriteit van toen we gestart met onze eerste geïntegreerde opleiding in Bunga gehucht in 1999 was ervoor te zorgen dat de kinderen hadden de motivatie om te leren door middel van een goede geestelijke en lichamelijke gezondheid, wetende dat de meeste leed aan ondervoeding en ernstige tekort aan jodium, gecompliceerd door hun hoofdbestanddeel van cassave en het gebrek gejodeerd zout in hun voeding. Gratis schoolmaaltijden werden zorgvuldig ontworpen om de juiste balans van koolhydraten geven, eiwit, mineralen en vitaminen. Een dagelijks glas melk leverde meer eiwit en vet inname. De maaltijden worden bereid door lokale vrouwen, opgeleid door ons team hoe en waar u de juiste voedingsmiddelen te kopen en hoe hygiënisch bereiden in de school keukens. Onze school biologische moestuinen hebben verstrekt een “learn by doingprocess by which all children learn the nutritional benefits of all of the vegetables and herbs they learn to plant, grow, harvest and seed-saveproviding a foundation for teaching their parents and equipping them for when they are parents.

For sustainability, we educate the children about the importance of a balanced diet and the key sources of iodine and other essential micronutrients, especially vitamin A and iron, from their first week in school. The children then transfer this new knowledge to their parents. Regular analysis of the school meals by our volunteer doctor, Indraguna Pinatih MSc, one of Bali’s top nutritionists, shows each child gets 470-550 calories, 15-18 grams of protein and 10-13 grams of fat every meal.

Many vegetables for the children’s school meals are now provided from the organic vegetable learning gardens established near all our schools. These are rapidly becoming the foundation for future food security and sustainable nutrition, not only for the children in our programme, but also the community as a whole. From experience in these experimental school gardens since 2000, the children rapidly understood the nutrition value of these previously unknown vegetables and how to grow and nurture them. But more important, they enjoyed them and took samples home for their family to try! The best result is that their parents and other community members were excited by these strange new vegetables and once they learnt from the children that they could provide healthy food for their own families, ze besloten dat ze wilde leren, zoals gerapporteerd in ons rapport Duurzame Landbouw.