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Project of Medical School Dubrovnik: "We Eat (No) Healthy At School"  Project of Medical School Dubrovnik: "We Eat (No) Healthy At School" Minimize

We Eat (No) Healthy At School
Project of Medical School Dubrovnik

    Participating Schools:  1. Medical School Dubrovnik
2. Middle Teaching School of Sarajevo
Date:  March 16th 2018
Project Leaders (e-mail):  1. Lana Ferizović-Karađole (lanafkaradole@gmail.com), Medical School Dubrovnik
2. Šime Karađole
(skaradjole@gmail.com), Medical School Dubrovnik
3. Melisa Livnjak-Krdžalić
Middle Teaching School of Sarajevo
Coordinators name and surname (e-mail):  1. Marija Čupić (marija.cupic1@gmail.com), Medical School Dubrovnik
2. Ezrema Boškailo
Middle Teaching School of Sarajevo
Leader School:  Medical School Dubrovnik
1. Željka Mihaljević, Medical School Dubrovnik
2. Anđela Tošić
, Medical School Dubrovnik
3. Gabrijeau Stipanović
, Medical School Dubrovnik
4. Ajla Kapidžić, Middle Teaching School of Sarajevo
5. EldarDelalić
, Middle Teaching School of Sarajevo
6. ElmirDurmić
, Middle Teaching School of Sarajevo
7. Dalila Osmanović
, Middle Teaching School of Sarajevo
Target Group: 
School students participating in the project.
Project Objectives: 
The aim of this project is to make students, parents and teachers aware of the importance of healthy eating during school stay.
Proper and balanced nutrition in the school age is very important, and more so the students are in the developmental life span. We are witnessing that most students have bad diet habits, which need to be changed urgently.
During the project we will educate students and parents on the importance of healthy eating, analyze what students are eating during a great vacation and suggest a meal for a healthier meal.
In order to be able to follow the results, after educating students, teachers and parents on healthy eating at school, we will measure the parameters of body weight (TT), body height (TV), waist circumference, upper arm, BMI (body mass index) , at the beginning and end of the test. The co-operative schools in the project will compare the nutrition culture of their students with important parameters such as BMI, TT, TV, waist circumference, the range of upper arms measured and calculated by their students. The activities we have will link healthy eating habits with more efficient learning, skills in school and home.

- Questioning students about eating habits in schools
-Measure students parameters: body height, weight, waist circumference, and waist circumference
-Calculate the BMI (Body Mass Index) at the beginning and end of the school year
-Suggest a meal for a healthier meal during a great vacation
-Explore what to eat for better concentration and learning

Place of implementation:  Medical School Dubrovnik and Middle Teaching School of Sarajevo.
Duration (phases):  During the school year 2018/2019.
12 months
Stage 1: All partner schools agree on planned activities and task assignments
Stage 2: The work of students from a particular school of co-workers on the goals set
Stage 3: Meeting of Associate Schools to Assess Project Flow, Agreement on Joint Activities and Exchange of Students
Stage 4: Finalization of the Project - Meeting of the Associate Schools for the purpose of agreement on the presentation of the work and the results of the project
Stage 5:
Presentation of the project at the meeting of E medica, an agreement for further cooperation on the project.
During the Phase of All Phases: Permanent Exchange of Information and Coordination between Project Participants
Expected Results:  Changing dietary habits in schools in accordance with school responsibilities
Presentation of the project in the local community.
Risk Factors:

Financial and time constraints.

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   Enlighten the students about the importance of healthy eating at school and adopting healthy nutrition habits. We will start by measuring and calculating the basic parameters that will help us evaluate the student body mass index (body mass, height, volume of the waist) at the beginning and end of the project, and this correlates with the diet nutrition culture. We will poll students of all classes of our school and school of co-workers about what they are eating during a great vacation or break between theoretical classes and exercises. Furthermore, since we have noticed that students mostly eat unhealthy quick snacks and empty calories, we will propose a menu that would be an unhealthy substitute for a healthy meal at school. We will also educate parents about healthy eating at parental meetings so that parents can also be involved in a project to change nutrition to a healthy life. By doing this we will give some basic guidelines, types of foods and how to combine them, so that parents and parents can help us get a healthy meal together with the students and at home. During the project, we will explore what is good to eat for better learning, remembering and gaining the best knowledge, skills and attitudes to prepare students for the better, more efficient work after the educational period and thus create the conditions for their healthy lives, and hence people who They will later convey their positive experience and recipe for a healthier life.

Project idea:

  • Explore and analyze the nutrition culture of pupils in schools
  • Educate students and their parents about the importance of healthy eating
  • Collaboration of students, teachers and parents in achieving a healthy lifestyle
  • Adopting healthy nutrition habits
  • Encourage students to independently lead, analyze, compare, decide, solve problems, present their views, discuss and develop a project for the purpose of education and preparation for lifelong learning, advancement, and research in the profession
  • Encourage the development of personal opinion and the exercise of conflict of opinion among the participants
  • Learning through a variety of methods and procedures in a serious, interesting and educational way and their application in everyday life and work

   The methods we will use during the project are of a research and educational character.
We will explore what students are eating during their school stay, what their eating habits are through a survey. We will analyze the results of measurements of body mass, height, volume of the waist and correlate with the diet. We will educate students, teachers and their parents about healthy eating, and propose a menu for a healthy meal at school. We will investigate what is good to eat for better learning and memory, and apply it in practice, all in order to prevent disease outbreaks and promote healthy lifestyle. In the end, we will evaluate change in attitudes and adoption of healthy eating habits by control measurements and surveys.

1. ETAPA (March, April 2018)
a. Creating a framework plan for the project
b. Arrangement of co-ordinators and mentors for project co-operation
c. Selection of project titles "Let's eat (not) healthy in school"
d. Selection of students who will participate in project implementation
e. Report schools interested in co-operation on the project
f. Permanent co-ordination and co-operation with vocational leaders and school coordinators
g. Apply the project to e-medical

2. ETAPA (May, June 2018)
a. Permanent co-ordination and co-operation with vocational leaders and school coordinators
b. Making a survey: "What are we eating during a big break at school"
c. Measurement of body mass, height, volume of pupils' grade by class
d. Analyzing measurement results and computing BMI
e. Analysis of the survey results: "What we eat during a great vacation in school

3. ETAPA (September, October, December)
a. Educating students about healthy eating habits
b. Parents' education about healthy eating habits
c. Build a menu for a healthy meal school
d. Applying a Healthy Meal at School
e. Explore what to eat for better learning and memory

4. ETAPA (January, February)
a. Communicating between school colleagues through online meetings
b. Evaluation of control measures of the body mass index
c. Evaluation of dietary habits survey at school
d. Planning the exchange of students among school collaborators
e. Agreement on how to present projects
f. Combining activities into a unique project
g. Dorada and training of project implementation

5. ETAPA (March 2018)
a. Participation on the day of E medica
b. Training and presentation of the project
c. Agreement for cooperation in new projects

1. exchange

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Students Exchange in project   "We Eat (No) Healthy At School"
(December 6-8, 2018)


   As part of the E-medica project "We Eat (No) Healthy At School", Medical School Dubrovnik hosted the students and teachers from Dental Technician School Sarajevo. After the welcoming speech, the guests had an opportunity to take a tour around the School and enjoy some time together.

   The working part of the exchange involved the students of Medical School Dubrovnik and Dental Technician School Sarajevo working hard on the project. The goal of the project was to raise awareness of the importance of healthy diet in general. The survey data analysis followed (the survey on the dietary habits of students at school), as well as the analysis of body weight, height, waist size and volume of upper arms in all grades in both schools. Furthermore, the students presented the list of healthy foods to boost learning, concentration and memory. Tina Martinović and Laura Klešković followed with the presentation of the SEMEP Summer School project
AH, WHAT DO WE EAT? They stressed the importance of careful selection of foods with the help of E-tables in order to avoid purchasing foods with harmful food additives. They showed the detailed study of foods that contained harmful additives such as Coca-Cola, Napolitanka (chocolate coated wafer), various ice creams, Nescafe and instant soups. The hypothesis that the foods seen on the shelves of our stores contain harmful additives was proved.
  The evening was reserved for relaxation and fun. The participants had an opportunity to enjoy Dubrovnik Winter Festival and the music of well-known Croatian band Prljavo kazalište.

The following day was spent in hard work from early morning hours. The fellow guests attended Anatomy and Physiology lessons. With the help of Lana Ferizović Karađole, M.D., the students revised the anatomical structure and the role of certain parts of the digestive system, with the special emphasis on teeth.

After the lessons, the guests were taken for a walk to get to know the city where the distances between institutions which took care of the man and cherished the culture of health, were not measured in kilometres but only in tens metres. Thanks to interesting and detailed guidance of Nikola Grbić, the history teacher of Medical School Dubrovnik, the guests from Sarajevo enjoyed the rich cultural heritage of Dubrovnik.
In the end, the students and teachers were satisfied for having an opportunity to get this unforgettable experience. Everybody is looking forward to meeting each other again, but this time in Sarajevo.

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1 Elvira Jašarbašić, headmistress
2 Ezrema Baškailo, coordinator
3 Melisa Livnjak Kardžalić, mentor suradnik
4 Ajla Kapidžić, student
5 Dalila Osmanović, student
6 Eldara Delalić, student
7 Elmira Durmić, student
1 Marina Rudenjak Lukenda, headmistress
2 Lana Ferizović Karađole, project leader
3 Šime Karađole, mentor
4 Marija Čupić, coordinator
5 Anđela Tošić, student
6 Željka Mihaljević, student
7 Tina Martinović, student
8 Laura Klešković, student

  Marija Čupić, mag. med.techn.
Školska kordinatorica      

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