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Empowering children to be agents of change for better health and wellbeing

Working in partnership with Maya indigenous communities in Mexico, our researchers are disseminating key health messages on nutrition, hygiene, physical activity and early sensory stimulation.

The educational tools have been developed in partnership with the charity Children for Health and partners Dr Hugo Azcorra (Universidad Modelo, Merida) and MSc Samantha Sanchez (Universidad Vizcaya de las Americas).

It is hoped that the project content will be incorporated into the school curriculum in Mexico, and can be adapted to the sociocultural realities of neighbouring countries such as Guatemala, Peru and Ecuador, with whom the team already has active research and innovation connections.

To find out more about this project, led by Dr Inês Varela-Silva, visit Loughborough University’s research spotlight page.