The operational implementation of the foundation's work is based on
In addition, the foundation promotes the research of recognized scientists, awards the Meinhard von Pfaundler Prevention Prize to outstanding achievements and evaluates its own and other projects according to scientifically sound criteria.
Short overview of examples
The Rakuns - The healthy classroom
Health education and promotion in primary school embedded in adventure stories of the raccoons Tom and Lisa Rakuns
Practical teaching materials for implementation in primary education, supplementary programme on the Internet
Strengthening children's health literacy
Objectives: sustainable change in pupils' behaviour involving the parental home and school, development of health-related behaviour, strengthening health literacy, providing information on healthy eating and exercise, strengthening self-confidence, media education, personal hygiene
1st and 2nd class: modules: Body awareness, movement / relaxation, body care and hygiene and nutrition
3rd and 4th grade: teaching materials on physical activity / relaxation, nutrition and media education
based on three pillars: Offer for children, offer for teachers and educational staff, offer for parents
Program can be carried out as a project week or integrated as a regular component in the weekly schedule
The Little Tigers
Background: Increase in extra-familial care of young children (under 3) in day-care centres and by childminders, and simultaneous
increase in overweight and obesity in childhood,
→ Prevention is becoming increasingly important
Tigerkids Programme: Guidelines for educators on nutrition and physical activity education, playful health promotion in kindergartens and day care centres
Core elements: Promotion of...
...joy of movement
...consumption of fruit and vegetables
Results: positive effects!:
●Zunahme the consumption of fruit and vegetables and drinking water
●Abnahme of the consumption of sweets both in the daycare centre and at home
●Besseres scoring in fitness tests,
Programme as a cost-effective strategy (cost per child less than 2 Euro / year)
The App Trilogy
Conception of three apps on the topics of nutrition, exercise and healthy growing up: "Pregnant & Food", "Baby & Food" and "Child & Food
- Target group: pregnant women and young families with children aged 0-3 years
Targets: Provision of information and scientifically validated support and advice for users during pregnancy, breastfeeding, infancy and early childhood
App "Pregnant Women & Food": for pregnant women and those who wish to have children, information on nutrition, food, exercise and precaution
App: "Baby & Food": for young families with babies up to 12 months, nutritional tips and information on breast milk, and porridge food, breastfeeding, recipes for toddlers and babies etc.
App "Child & Food": for young families with infants up to 36 months, information and tips on child nutrition, exercise and child health, recipes for infants, preventive medical checkups, background information on infectious diseases, vaccinations, etc.