Healthy Kids of Seinäjoki Conference 2020 is postponed The 3rd international Healthy Kids of Seinäjoki Conference between March 31 – April 2 2020 is postponed because of the growing concerns related to the corona COVID-19 virus. New date for the conference will...
Speakers Jaakko Lehtolainen and Päivi Kandolin Outreach Youth Worker, Bachelor of Social Work Jaakko Lehtolainen and Päivi Kandolin are professionals of Outreach youth work in the City of Seinäjoki. Kandolin also works as a Coordinator of regional outreach youth work....
Healthy Kids of Seinäjoki
Seinäjoki is the City of Overcoming Obesity Programme. In 2013 the City of Seinäjoki set the target to reduce obesity and overweight among children and young people. The goal was to promote healthy changes in the lifestyle of children and families with lifestyle guidance, nutrition and physical exercise. The good achievements brought international recognition to the City of Seinäjoki. The Programme demonstrates that prevention is possible and cost-effective. The results prove that a single municipality can set targets for wellbeing and fulfill them doing consistent work to promote wellbeing and health of the population.
Health in All Policies, Multiprofessional Cooperation and Health Promotion Innovations are the core themes of the annual Healthy Kids of Seinäjoki Conference. Especially the model of multidimensional cooperation in curbing childhood obesity has attracted international attention. City of Seinäjoki wants to be an international development platform and a hub for new innovations and global solutions on holistic health and wellbeing of the citizens. In this development work multidimensional networking and cooperation in a local, regional, national and international level is valuable.