How can we build community resilience within the Orthodox Jewish community that do not access health advice from public media ie. TV, internet, newspapers?
HEALTHY LIFESTYLES WORKSHOPS
The idea is to start at an early age, not waiting until CAYP have unhealthy habits. It’s much easier to maintain a healthy lifestyle than to improve poor health. CAYP will become empowered with knowledge and gain responsibility and confidence to make informed decisions about their lives. This team will promote lessons learnt to the wider community and further internalise lessons.
1. Well-being sessions:
a. Physical activities-a variety of sports e.g. aerobics,cycling,races,circus skills,with fun team-games to show CAYP that there are different ways of being active.
b. Practical/theory food preparation focusing on how healthy eating can be fun and easily incorporated in one’s lifestyle. They will buy ingredients, learn how to read nutrition-labels and prepare food, gaining an understanding of healthy ingredients. They will have authority to choose and prepare foods they like, to inspire them to make healthy choices.
c. Oral-health sessions teaching how to keep a healthy mouth and preventative care in a fun manner.
d. Personal Hygiene-fun sessions teaching principles of good hygiene and how to look after themselves and have a routine of healthier hygiene with practical-tips/advice.
e. Well-being classes to increase self-esteem, confidence and communication skills as enhancing CAYP’s social and emotional wellbeing enables them to reach their academic and overall potential.
2. CAYP will design/decorate culturally appropriate posters to be displayed in OJ schools/community-centres on lessons learnt and connect them with Biblical phrases encouraging good health practices.
Sessions will run weekly from April 2016-March 2017, allowing participant to internalise lessons, experience positive-impacts and adapt healthier-lifestyles habits. This timescale allows family participation ie. Partaking in healthy-food parties etc.
During Holiday Playschemes the project targets 100’s of children and young people offering them workshops to introduce healthy lifestyles to them including oral health, social skills team work, healthy food preparations etc.