About the initiative
On average, one in eight Dutch children is overweight. In some neighborhoods in Zaanstad, even one in three children is too heavy. Overweight increases the risk of diseases. Moreover, being overweight at young age has a major negative impact on psychological and social development.
JOGG-Zaanstad works with professionals, such as nurses, gym teachers, welfare workers and dieticians, to encourage children and parents to drink water, eat healthy and be physically active. Together they change the environment in which children and young people grow up.
Read more aboutprimay school De Gouw and the project.