Best Ideas 2018 features all the nominated entries submitted to the Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition under ‘Submit your Idea’ category. All the entries consist of innovative solution or proposition for an enterprise that champions the Sustainable Development Goals. They can be on the conceptual, planning, or start-up stage. If you want to know the 10 finalists in this category, click HERE
A step forward to decrease children obesity
Explain your idea in details:
First of all, Id like to present myself and why I came up with this idea. Im a Brazilian student and when I was 16 years old, I went to New York to study English and I got concerned about the high fat and low-nutritient food the company had provided for us, among with many other schools in the country. According to a research review published by the British Journal of Nutrition, children who are micro-nutrient deficient are likely to present less mental endurance and lower test scores throughout their academic life. I want to reach as many health programs as possible focused on children nutrition, especially Lets Move! led by Michelle Obama, which has contributed to change my view on this subject. Moreover, I want to count on health professionals support to aware schools, parents and the government. It is important to have peoples recognition and help to change this scenery for good.
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
My (our) goal is to initially create a social media page to spread the main subject of this idea in order to reach as many people as possible, but especially Lets Move! and other health programs out there. The main goal is to be able to change the availability of nutritive food and low-calorie food at schools in the United States. Furthermore, posters and all kinds of publicity are included.
Plans for implementation and sustainability
Greater health programs help such as Lets Move? is more than welcome to spread this growing project.
My name is Juliana and Im 17 years old. Im from Brazil and currently a senior student in high school. Ive always been concerned about nutrition facts since I was 12, having read interviews, reviews and facts by doctors especially from Brazil. Later on, I became concerned about the impact of the view American institutions have on the meals provided to kids and young adults when I was able to do an exchange program in New York. That is why I want to show the matter of this idea.