Working with health education is of vital importance from the early childhood period. Therefore, we must carry a series of adequate and healthy habits out in the daily life of the children. Based on this premise, we have developed our program, the ALCANTARA TEAM PROGRAM, so that the coaches receive the education to transmit to children how to gain healthy habits through sports practice.
With our personalized attention to these children of the ALCANTARA TEAM, we can contribute to reducing the world to 672 million adults and 124 million obese children. Besides, we know that 40 million children under the age of 5 are overweight.
This is caused by a change in people’s diets and primarily those living in the cities. We know from studies that in recent years fast food has substitute household food. Moreover, it has also replaced important ingredients such as fruits and vegetables with flour, sugar, fat, and salt. The problem is so serious that poor nutrition has already become the leading cause of death and disability today.
The purpose is helping them to adopt healthy habits such as snacking on fruit and avoiding industrial pastries or soft drinks loaded with sugars. This will turn them into citizens with good cholesterol levels that will prevent diseases such as obesity, diabetes, hypertension, and cardiovascular complications
At the ALCANTARA FAMILY FOUNDATION, we well know of our current food culture that contains excesses of fats, sugars, processed products, fried foods, and junk food. Therefore, we can turn the youngest into the best food culture transformation agents. If they become an example, their families will have to adopt better habits.