Healthy Boost project news

Jelgava municipality visited Tartu

Fri, 09/17/2021 - 15:43

Jelgava municipality visited Tartu to share ideas about healthy school catering. Discussions about school catering procurement as well as ecological food in schools and kindergartens were highlighted with tasting the food in Maarjamõisa kindergarten, checking out the hens and learning about food waste in Lotte kindergarten.

Model for cross-sectoral cooperation is being finalized

Thu, 09/16/2021 - 10:04

The Model for cross-sectoral cooperation is designed and developed to provide an overview of key cross-sectoral cooperation elements that are a paramount prerequisite for modern health promotion.

The Model was developed by researchers of Riga Stradins University based on a systematic review and analysis of the scientific literature, and the results of a self-assessment of cross-sectoral collaboration for health promotion conducted by professionals and experts in the Healthy Boost project partner cities.

Klaipėda City Public Health Bureau has opened the VR room

Wed, 08/11/2021 - 09:47

Klaipėda City Public Health Bureau as a partner of the Healthy Boost project, implemented pilot project aiming to broaden the sustainable mobility activities. One of the objectives was to demonstrate cycling routs of Klaipėda city using virtual reality (VR) tools.

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.