Monday, 29 May 2017

Why your kid should eat mango?

One cup of this sweet tropical fruit provides almost a whole day’s supply of Vitamin C which helps keep kids’ immune systems running strong and keeps teeth and gums healthy. It also provides 3 grams of fiber for just around 100 calories. Buy fresh or jarred in juice to serve cut up or in a smoothie or dessert like Banana-Mango Smoothie (pictured) or Double Mango Pudding

Want a fun way to cool your kids off and provide a nutritious snack? Puree peeled cubes of mango in a food processor or blender; pour into popsicle molds or ice cube trays and freeze. In a few hours, you’ve got frozen mango pops!

Friday, 26 May 2017

Using Cartoons for Health...

„Sănătate cu Desene Animate” (Using Cartoons for Health) is a campaign done by Communication and Public Relations students of Babeș Bolyai University in Cluj Napoca, and supported by the Move up project. 

Thank you all for the helping hands in keeping our children healthy and happy!

Here you can see their activities with the children from Aghiresu Public School, in Cluj County, Romania.

Monday, 22 May 2017

Avocado dip

Avocado is full of monounsaturated fats, the “good” fats that kids actually need in their diet every day. In fact, it’s recommended that 25 to 35% of kid’s calories come from fats, primarily the unsaturated ones. So how do you get your child to eat this creamy green fruit? 
We’ve found avocado goes over well with kids when served as a spread on wraps in place of mayonnaise or cream cheese. Ripe avocado should mash easily with a fork. Mix in a dash of lemon juice and salt, and you’ve got a tasty spread or dip. 
Start kids on avocado early since fat intake is particularly important in the early years. In fact, ripe avocado is a perfect baby food spooned straight out of its peel.

Monday, 15 May 2017

Will your kid eat tofu?

We know, you’re probably thinking there’s no way your child will ever touch tofu, right? 

Well, think again. Though not always a favorite when served whole in dishes, tofu is a kid-pleaser when used to provide a creamy base in smoothies and desserts like our Blueberry Power Smoothie and Cookies-and-Cream Ice Cream. Tofu is a great source of protein, B vitamins, calcium, and iron – all nutrients that kids often need more of for proper growth and bone health. Try one of our tofu recipes on your child, and we promise that he’ll be asking for more.

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Vitamin K

Vitamin K is a group of structurally similar, fat-soluble vitamins the human body requires for complete synthesis of certain proteins that are prerequisites for blood coagulation and which the body also needs for controlling binding of calcium in bones and other tissues. The vitamin K-related modification of the proteins allows them to bind calcium ions, which they cannot do otherwise. Without vitamin K, blood coagulation is seriously impaired, and uncontrolled bleeding occurs. Preliminary clinical research indicates that deficiency of vitamin K may weaken bones, potentially leading to osteoporosis, and may promote calcification of arteries and other soft tissues.

Vitamin K1, also known as phylloquinone, is made by plants, and is found in highest amounts in green leafy vegetables because it is directly involved in photosynthesis. It may be thought of as the plant form of vitamin K. It is active as a vitamin in animals and performs the classic functions of vitamin K, including its activity in the production of blood-clotting proteins. Animals may also convert it to vitamin K2.

Friday, 5 May 2017

Winners of movie contest!

We know the winners in movie contest "What to do to be healthy"!!!

Gdynia Sports Centre have been running a lot of activities in primary schools since September 2016 which main aim is to raise awareness of children, parents and teachers about healthy lifestyle. When we were announcing the contest we was wondering what is the feedback of our actions and we need to say that we are very impressed. All the films show that children know exactly what to do to be healthy - the recipe is to do sport and eat properly.

We choosed the winners:

* Primary School no 26, class II A
* Primary School no 29, class II C
* Primary School no 47, class II D


* Primary School no 21, class II B


All the films we will present on our fb.

Monday, 1 May 2017

Move up area during European Street Run in Gdynia

In the coming weekend Gdynia Sports Centre organizes a great running festival called European Street Run. Saturday, the 6th May is dedicated to children and youth who will be able to try their force in few distances: 150 m, 1 km, 1,8 km and 4 km, depending on age.

We are very happy because our project will be a part of this event. From 10 am till 4 pm you can find Move up area in the Gdynia Arena Hall. 

We will encourage children to live healthy, of course! In our agenda we have planned a lot of attractions such as:
  • smoothie bike - prepare your fruity coctail by pedaling;
  • workshops from nutrition and ways of being active by whole family;
  • educational games;
  • sport games;
  • contests with rewards.
Don't miss the chance to encourage your kid to be active! Come and join the sport festival!