Children in the City

Creating Healthy Habits For Life

Healthy Stadia was involved in the production of a toolkit as part of the Children in the City project for Romania, coordinated by the World Heart Federation (WHF) and UEFA, and implemented by the Romanian Heart Foundation (RHF).

The Children in the City campaign is aimed at emphasising the importance of physical activity and creating healthy habits which can last for life, by allowing children and young people to have fun playing sports, including football.

The toolkit was intended to offer key information on the importance of maintaining physically active lifestyles amongst children in Romania, with specific focus on both girls and boys aged 7 – 12 years old, especially those who are less active.

The Toolkit

Written in simple, non-technical language, the toolkit was developed for use by physical activity ‘activators’ including school teachers, community leaders, sports club coaches, parents and other family members. All of these activators pay a key role in educating children on the importance of daily physical activity for both short-term and long-term health and wellbeing, providing information on recommended levels of physical activity for children, how to urn inactive children into active ones, and how this can be embedded in their daily routines.