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Nearly 300,000 children participate in the season of the Thao programme
October 4, 2010
Coinciding with the start of school year, the Thao Foundation presents the season dedicated to fish and seafood in the 42 Spanish cities as part of its programme. Throughout this season, nearly 300,000 boys and girls from 0 to 12 years carried out workshops aimed at promoting the consumption of products of the sea. The child Thao-health programme, unique by its originality and scope - it implies all the municipality-aims to curb childhood obesity, the health problem more serious threatening the child Spanish population with one of the highest prevalence rates in the European Union.
As a novelty of this season, the Thao programme will promote the active participation of sector entities such as associations, cooperatives, markets and catering establishments. From their collaboration, tasting workshops, activities and guided tours will be organized to educate children in the origin of the fish, the forms purchase and storage as well as in the preparation of delicious recipes.
The Thao programme began in Spain in 2007, already have developed six seasons where the fruit, water, flour, vegetables, dairy products have been treated and physical activity. With the motto ' blub, blub, blub… immerse yourself in a sea of health!', the season that begins now is the seventh and makes proposals to get the children to consume a minimum of 3 to 4 servings of fish or seafood per week, as recommended by the Committee of nutrition of the Spanish Association of Paediatrics (AEP).