Start and end of the project
Março de 2018 a Dezembro de 2020
Ana Paula Fernandes
| Ana Paula Fernandes
||CAPP/ISCSP and Universidade Aberta
| Jaime Fonseca
| Vitor Dauphinet
||Colaborator at Universidade Aberta
| James Cashmore
||Soil Association, University of West England|
| Universidade Aberta
School is recognized as a strategic place for health promotion and disease prevention. Due to this reality, Portuguese health and education authorities, developed several recommendations and guidelines with a view to transform school in a healthy eating promotion place. Despite these efforts, the school has made little progress in this mission, which is why its food supply is a source of criticism, as well as low food literacy among students, parents and the rest of the educational community.
The Escol@.Come project aims to use the strategy created in 2013 by the UK Department of Education called "The School Food Plan". This approach emphasizes the central role of the teacher figure and their ability to transform the eating behaviour of the students and the school as a space that promotes healthy eating habits. Escol@.Come will be implemented through information and communication technologies, making use of the Open University e-learning platform and it’s Virtual Pedagogical Model.