Dr. PED-Chef aims to develop training for pediatric primary health care practitioners on childhood nutrition-related issues through the combination of hands-on nutrition science education with culinarymedicine education, which is an innovative approach to improving eating behaviors.

 

The specific objectives are to:

– develop an interactive training curriculum reflecting the needs of pediatric care practitioners for effective provision of healthy nutrition guidance to children and their families

– increase knowledge and skills in providing counseling on nutrition-dependent issues to pediatric patients

– apply an innovative educational practice, i.e. culinary medicine education, including cooking and food skills that improve attitudes on healthy eating behaviors

– advocate for the inclusion of nutritional issues to medical academic curricula

 

The project targets:

  • pediatricians
  • pediatric nurses
  • medical and nursing students specializing in pediatrics
  • other professionals involved in pediatric care, e.g. family doctors, midwifes

 

The project will train over 18 staff members and 160 members of the target groups through the faceto- face and the e-learning platform. Through the multiplier events over 190 participants will be approached, while through the project dissemination an audience of more than 1,000 stakeholders will be reached.

 

Dr. PED-Chef main activities that lead to tangible outputs and results include:

(1) Conceptual framework for training pediatric primary health care practitioners

(2) Training curriculum methodology

(3) Development of the training curriculum package

(4) e-learning platform

(5) Vocational education and training activities

(6) Guidance for VET providers and academic institutions

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NORGES TEKNISKNATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU – Norway

ASTIKI MIKERDOSKOPIKI ETAIREIA PROLIPSIS – Greece

UNIVERSIDAD DE NAVARRA – Spain

Center for Social Innovation – CSICY – Cyprus

GAZI UNIVERSITESI – Turkey

Azienda Sanitaria Provinciale di Agrigento – Italy

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