European partnership

Nutritional health education for infancy

The infant nutrition programme was designed to attack the problem of children being overweight and obese. 

The aim is to gain in terms of health, by applying three principles of action:

  • Observe, by means of the census of health indicators in populations of young children and by linking them with sanitary and social health determinants.
  • Prevent, by reducing the factors causing health problems in the first place: malnutrition, excessive weight and obesity, based on teaching children to know how to recognise the links between the five senses and diet.
  • Act, by developing a culture of health through setting up active instruction in nutrition in order to transform knowledge of healthy behaviours.

Its mission is to carry out a census of health indicators in populations of young children and to link them with sanitary and social health determinants. Thus, it will be possible to reduce the factors that cause health problems in the first place: malnutrition, excessive weight and obesity, based on teaching children to know how to recognise the links between the five senses and diet.

An innovative nutrition education programme

It refers to new specific educational measures that will contribute to the well-being of children and the development of the acquisition of good practice by transforming the knowledge acquired into healthy additions to everyday life.

This educational activity for young people is in response to the commitments of the Shanghai Declaration, which emphasizes the importance of health education for all populations and in all educational contexts.

During 2018 the EHO developed a range of contacts with the city of Geneva for the implementation of its project on nutrition education for health, including the Department of Public Education (DIP).

For the financing of its European educational project, the Organisation called on the consulting firm Welcomeurope of Paris, specialists in European funding, for a mission to obtain public funds.

The Organization will develop its nutrition education programme for young children's health across a large part of Europe. 

Among the partner countries are Belgium, Italy, Austria, the Czech Republic, Poland, Greece and Ukraine. 

In collaboration with the Swiss Embassy in Kiev, the Organization presented its nutrition education project to Mr Petro Ikiv, Head of the National Health Programme in Ukraine.

This project is at the heart of the components of WHO's non-communicable disease prevention and health promotion projects in Ukraine.

The Organization remains in contact with Ms Anastasya Dumcheva, WHO National Health Programme Officer.

Currently, the EHO lists schools in Kiev, including the Lycée Français Anne de Kiev, to submit its ducation project.

Through Iryna Iskorbun, coordinator of non-communicable disease prevention projects in the area of school health, the EHO will implement its programme in a targeted way in response to the nutritional problems of the requesting institutions.

Our partner stationed in Kiev, Anastasia Filipovska, is the privileged interlocutor of our Organization, and is available to institutions and school staff.

In conjunction with UNESCO, the Organisation will expand its nutrition education programme in Russia.The Permanent Delegation of the Russian Federation to UNESCO in Paris, Ms Ksenia Gaverdovskaya and Ms Anna Zvereva, have given the warmest welcome to the EHO for the realisation of this project.


For the deployment of its activities and its project in Europe and abroad EHO wishes to recruit partners, volunteers, who will share the ideas and objectives of the Organisation.

The EHO appeals for donors for the functioning of the Organisation and its remuneration.