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ORGANIC AND HEALTHY FOOD IN EUROPE
Start date: 01 Sep 2014, End date: 31 Aug 2016 PROJECT  FINISHED 

Our project not only aims at promoting the learning of technical and vocational English in the following fields: food processing, agronomy, and sustainable development, but also at increasing the motivation of our high school students in learning English. The main objective is to compare food technology throughout Europe and see how similar and different it is. In addition we will promote students’ awareness of a healthier lifestyle regarding eating habits and sports activities. They also learn how to develop and market an economic product. The starting point will be a typical food product from each country. The idea is to analyze this product all along the food chain (from the field to the plate) and in this way compare the technical and vocational food cultures (food processing, safety regulations, packaging, etc…) between the different partner countries. In this way the students will learn and enrich their scientific and vocational English vocabulary by creating lexicons or technical multilingual dictionaries that will be shared through a common webpage, use English as a work language with the students from partner countries, especially in practical work situations that are part of their curriculum and therefore increase their motivation towards language learning. Issue: Nowadays (young) people all across Europe eat a lot of fast food and lead sedentary lives due to overuse of technological devices, thus becoming unfit, more obese, and with an increasing tendency to become ill. It’s a main objective of the project to foster nourishment information and healthy tasty dishes for young people in every partner school so that each can benefit from the experience during the project and afterwards and school canteens can change their menus according to the project results. Starting from the students favorite dishes the students, after analyzing the nutrition facts, develop healthy tasty alternatives based on their shared national favorites. Those new creations they photograph, describe and present in an infobook from teenagers for teenagers and on the internet. In combination with the meals the students develop an international fitness-circle based on the favorite sports/fitness exercises of the participating countries and students. The newly created exercises and their presentation in photos and descriptions created by their age group (book) and on the web shall get students interested in starting exercising. Web presentation is crucial, for the computer is the students favorite free time activity. Here they shall be picked up and be coaxed into sportivity. The final task will be a contest similar to the ones we have in TV cooking shows. Teams of several students (from different countries, mixed international teams) will have to prepare a meal with all the products chosen by the different partners and there would be a jury to assess the best menu. The students will have no other choice than speak English with their foreign team partner. This could be filmed in the manner of a TV show. 72 + 20 (Accompanying teachers) mobility of teachers, 80 mobility of pupils in exchange; 172 in total. Project team will be created in each school / Erasmus+ corners will be prepared / Digital monitor will be placed / Posters and brochures will be designed / The students will contact each other. / Project will be presented to the beneficiary / Mini-conferences for stakeholders / Applying initial questionnaire and evaluation form Every project meeting has three step. Preparation,Meeting and Dissemination. Preparation for the meeting: Preparing presentations / Doing activities on sub-topic / A leaflet of daily words and expressions / Travel Manuals In project meeting planned and prepared activities will be done by participating of all partner schools. Host schools will organize the programme and there will be activities on sub-topic, presentations, games and sport activities for pupils, volunteer quest teachers’ performing classes, cultural visits, lesson observations, evaluation meeting and cultural evening. After the meeting there will be dissemination activities in every school; A photo album of activities / A mini local conference / Articles will be written in the local press / Updating the website / Updating the project corner in the school / Updating Digital Monitor At the end of the first year Project annual and a calendar with project photos and project products will be prepared. At the end of the second year; applying final questionnaire and evaluation form, project annual, , a calendar with project photos and project products, observing and writing final report of the project, DVD with videos, short films, sport activities, concert, presentations and photos, an exhibition of international products, a mini-dictionary of daily words and expressions, a booklet with photos, articles and students' impressions, statistical analysis of the initial and final questionnaires and evaluation forms.
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