The best intervention is prevention

In Austria approximately every fifth child under 6 years is overweight. Half of them are classified to be obese. Other than commonly assumed the so called "puppy fat" hardly ever disappears in time. According to the principal "heute drollig, morgen mollig" (twee today, chubby tomorrow) most of overweight children become overweight adolescents and adults.

SALTO - let's move together" focuses exactly on this fact. This initiative for kindergartens wants to encourage healthier eating and to become more active. It wants to contribute to increase the number of children who enter school at a healthy weight.

Find out here how overweight can be identified.

Also you can find more information in our video (in German language):

   

Mag.a Martina Berthold MBA
Regional minister for education, health, children, family, women 

"The increase of overweight and obesity of children and adolescents has become a substantial task of health policy. Early peventive offers are needed, among others also in our kindergartens and care facilities. Not only because therapies are lacking or often do not show the desired results. It is about sustaining children's joy in physical activity and healthy food as well as supporting kindergarten teachers and parents in their educational tasks. With this in mind I appreciate it very much that SALTO engages highly in making Salzburg's children healthier."