The Portuguese community-based programme MUN-SI is developing a project around promoting healthy lifestyles in adolescents: AMEA teens.
In this multi-level programme, MUN-SI has established a partnership with a major Portuguese TV program, “Peso Pesado Teens”, which is the Portuguese version of “The Biggest Loser”. The show is aimed at adolescents aged 16 to 18 years and airs on the National TV network “SIC”.
According to the agreement the teenagers will continue to receive support after they leave the show. They will integrate the AMEA teen project, which is being set up in 5 municipalities in Portugal.
AMEA teen addresses adolescents aged 12 to 18 years, at family and community level. All adolescents are invited to participate in and contribute to each stage of the project.
Actions are created WITH the adolescents, FOR the adolescents, using intensive and creative strategies to engage them in the activities, including: “Healthy Cooking workshops”, school activities and a “Facebook Challenge” among other things.
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