Healthy Boost project news

Jelgava Local Municipality has finished its pilot activities within Healthy Boost project

Wed, 06/30/2021 - 11:16

Pilot activities included cooperation with nutritionist who evaluated existing recipes in two pilot schools and proposed new menus for 5 days in each season – autumn, winter, spring. Nutritionist was also involved in giving lectures regarding healthy eating habits and masterclasses for school chefs and pupils of the grade 1 to 4. Only autumn season activities were possible to organize in schools, winter and spring season pupils studied remotely and also cooking took place in their own kitchens together with parents.

Outdoor gyms invite you to exercise through a new app in Tartu

Mon, 06/21/2021 - 14:24

The smartphone app shows outdoor gym locations and their exercise equipment in Tartu and also offers video tips on how to exercise using the most popular equipment.

This new smartphone app has been developed as part of the Healthy Boost cooperation project, one of whose aims is to apply virtual reality and augmented reality for the promotion of healthy activities. The app uses augmented reality to offer a truly fresh user experience.

3D-model of the Puotila sports track in Helsinki.

Healthy Boost and Augmented Reality in Puotila, Helsinki

Fri, 06/18/2021 - 15:04

As a part of our Healthy Boost pilot project, we tested some augmented reality (AR) tools as a part of marketing of the City's participatory budgeting OmaStadi. The webAR-based 3D model of the Puotilankenttä playing field in the Eastern part of the City illustrates the improvements voted to the execution by the city residents. 

Healthy Boost pilots with a XR Twist

Fri, 06/18/2021 - 09:42

One of the goals of Healthy Boost pilot projects was to incorporate XR (Extended Reality) technologies into the city pilot´s health promotion actions. What kind of process it has been for the project team members, especially municipal representatives that are rather experts of their own cross-sectoral fields, than specialists of these new technologies?

Workshop in Pskov

Thu, 06/17/2021 - 14:13

On 20 May 2021, the city of Pskov hosted a workshop (business game Game of Goals: Ekecheiria – a model for cross-sectoral cooperation) within the project "Healthy Boost - Urban Labs for Better Health for All in the Baltic Sea Region – boosting cross-sectoral cooperation for health and wellbeing in the cities" of the Interreg. Baltic Sea Region. The event was organised by: Pskov City Administration, Association "Healthy Cities, Districts and Villages".

Workshop in Cherepovets

Tue, 06/15/2021 - 13:53

On 19 May 2021, a workshop on the implementation of the project "Healthy Boost - Urban Labs for Better Health for All in the Baltic Sea Region – boosting cross-sectoral cooperation for health and wellbeing in the cities" was held in Cherepovets (online/offline formats).

The meeting was attended by representatives of the City Hall, city community, scientific community, businesses, and other interested parties. The event was organized by the Cherepovets City Hall and the Association "Healthy Cities, Districts and Villages".

Cities’ experiences of using the model for cross-sectoral cooperation – Results from peer-review report

Fri, 06/11/2021 - 13:43

During Spring 2021, partner Region Västerbotten has been responsible for conducting peer-reviews in the Healthy Boost project. The aim was to provide an understanding in relation to the piloting cities’ usability and experiences of using the Model for Cross-Sectoral Cooperation. The information was collected using questionnaires and one-on-one interviews with each of the primary pilot city coordinator in the Healthy Boost project.

Healthy Boost project team members in Zoom meeting.

Project meeting – activities, peer-review report and policy recommendations

Fri, 05/28/2021 - 10:54

Last week the Healthy Boost project team had a meeting to share and discuss the recent project activies and to develop the project outputs. Originally, the meeting was supposed to be held in Russia, but due to corona pandemic the team came together via Zoom.

Russian Healthy Cities association's activities

The meeting started with the Russian Healthy Cities association's presentation about their project activies. 

Expert presenting in front of a video team.

Virtual training material to be published

Wed, 05/26/2021 - 09:43

Something big is coming!

Information board with embossed text and images depicting different exercises

Inclusive sport ground information board in Tartu

Wed, 05/12/2021 - 09:13

Tartu is developing an inclusive sport ground information board together with physiotherapists, designers and experts representing people who use wheelchairs or are visually impaired or blind.

The information board is meant for everyone no matter the age or physical ability. Thus it should invite to train those people who are not that familiar with training or are just starting to be more active.