My students will not forget this – Viridiana Cruz Contreras
The programme Yo Quiero, Yo Puedo (I want, I can) changed my life, my way of thinking and seeing myself, from the very first training.
I did not fully understand that many aspects of my daily diet were causing damage to my body. I realized that my eating habits were a health risk, because at 29 years old I was already over-weight.
I learned many useful things: they taught me how to calculate my body mass index, to measure my food portions, to know what it is a healthy and complete diet. From that training my diet changed.
I started with the most difficult change, which was to leave the sodas. We started in class with the first sessions of the book and from there something in my students also changed...
When they noticed that their teacher had managed to drink water every day instead of soda, they began to drink more water. Several parents told me that their children were "obsessed" with the foods at home. They measured their calories and asked their parents to give them healthier food.
The Yo Quiero, Yo Puedo programme was developed and rolled out via School-Based Diabetes Prevention Programme, WDF14-939
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