One of the basic needs of the Human Being is food. Food predisposes the act of eating, of obtaining food that is neededto our survival. A healthy diet is essential not only to extend the life of individuals, but also to bring quality to them.
Unfortunately, at a global level, there are many problems related to a poor diet. In order to overcome these problems, at least in Portugal, the association Vitamimos SABE – Health, Environment and Well-Being was created, which, through education and awareness of communities, wants all individuals in Portugal to be able to have access to a healthy and sustainable food at an environmental, social and economic level.
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Associação Vitamimos SABE– Health, Environment and Well-Being was born…
… as a way of responding to an increase in bad eating practices in Portuguese homes, with consequences for people’s health and a high environmental impact. This answer arises on the form of activities that promote healthy lifestyles and eating habits, improving the quality of life; the prevention of foodborne illnesses, the provision of adequate and adjusted health care to different populations, by opposing to food insecurity and social exclusion.
Vitamimos is a non-profit organization which…
… includes values such as autonomy, sustainability of the project, commitment to the community, ethics and respect for the rights of individuals, seriousness and transparency in management and solidarity. It aims to be a reference in the area of promoting health food and preventing obesity, through the promotion of healthy eating habits and lifestyles.
Vitamimos has a multifaceted team …
… with different skills such as creativity, the will to learn, innovators, challengers and practicality. The personal qualities of each member of the team such as simplicity, empathy and positivity are also necessary for the good development of the project in the communities.
The team is young, motivated and trained in the areas of Nutrition, Management and Education. It currently consists of three full-time nutritionists, a part-time nutritionist, two interns from the order of nutritionists, a manager and a “mint guy”.
Vitamimos contributes every day to make food systems more sustainable, because…
… operates at different levels in Portuguese communities in the social, food and environmental spheres. The promotion of the Mediterranean Diet, the consumption of national, local, fresh and seasonal products; the incentive to reduce, reuse and recycle resources and adopt strategies for reusing leftovers and reducing food waste are some of the banners that Vitamimos “builds” and works on.
It is an association that develops its activities with an ecological conscience. One of these activities involves the creation of a Pedagogical Garden – Horta dos Eco-Chefes – that integrates the Eco-Chefes program, “where food education is crossed with environmental education and where citizenship and volunteering is promoted".
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Facebook: @Vitamimos – Organização sem fins lucrativos