During this session, from the Food Security program, we reinforced the food groups that should be consumed regularly by testing memory with a memory game, cognitive stimulation, and mental agility.
This week at the Soledad headquarters, we had a visit from the Barranquilla Zoo Foundation to carry out various awareness activities on animal conservation and citizen participation with an environmental focus. During these activities, the children were able to learn about important aspects of the jaguar, one of the candidates in the “zooelections.”
In our nutritional workshops, we teach parents how they can feed their families consistently, consciously, and lovingly. Each workshop includes a theoretical and practical space with ingredients, tasting for everyone, and a nutritional guide for replicating the recipe at home.
This week, we focused on how to prepare plant-based meat using soy protein, as it is a versatile food that can be included in different preparations.
The beneficiaries of the Soledad headquarters had an unforgettable day at the Megua Biotematic Park, a place where boys and girls were able to have a close encounter with nature. They interacted with different animals, went on an ecological walk, had sensory experiences, and enjoyed various outdoor games.
This week at the Soledad headquarters, we worked on the proper use of items on the table, body posture, and the appropriate words to address the people with whom we share during mealtime. A polite person handles themselves with ease at the table, both in using utensils and in interacting with others.
During this week at the Soledad branch, we have been emphasizing the importance of keeping our children hydrated. This helps maintain good digestion, healthy skin, and ensures that brain cells receive oxygenated blood, benefiting concentration. Children between the ages of 5 and 9 should consume at least 7 to 8 glasses of water throughout the day. The activity was carried out through a simulation in which participants kept track of the glasses of water they needed to consume during the day.
The beneficiaries of the Soledad branch participate in “Zoolecciones,” an initiative of the Barranquilla Zoo Foundation, which involves the formation of groups of boys and girls who represent a species and promote its care among zoo visitors through recreational and awareness activities. Our group represents the jaguar, the third-largest feline in the world.
In the Soledad branch, this week we carried out the “Friendship Journey,” conducting various activities that promote the value of friendship and create spaces of joy, fun, happiness, and enthusiasm. All the participants wrote messages to their best friends through an imaginary mailbox and placed them in a mailbox for everyone to read. They also took photos with their best friends and shared some meaningful details.
Providing them with these types of experiences strengthens their self-esteem and teaches them that, no matter where we are, there will always be a moment to share and highlight the qualities that make our fellow companions fabulous people.
Throughout the week, the Soledad branch was engaged in artistic and drawing activities focused on nutrition. These activities served an aesthetic purpose, aiming to enhance the enjoyment of the dining experience and encourage the process of adaptation and acceptance of food.
Within the “Educating at Home” project aimed at parents from the Soledad branch, we carried out activities related to the importance of recreational spaces in family dynamics, conducting some games that parents can replicate at home with their children. These activities promote togetherness, communication, and strengthen emotional bonds.