Commitment to Action

L!VE - Brazil: Healthy Kids, Improved Lives

Commitment by

Inter-American Development Bank, She Foundation, Fundació Futbol Club Barcelona

In 2013, SHE Foundation, Futbol Club Barcelona Foundation, Neymar Foundation and the Inter-American Development Bank committed to develop L!VE-Brazil, a school-based intervention program that utilizes new technologies and interactive activities to engage children and promote behavioral changes necessary to prevent the rise of chronic disease. Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death in Brazil, and studies have shown that healthy behaviors learned in early childhood are more likely to be continued in adulthood. L!VE-Brazil will adapt Sesame Workshop content for use in Brazilian pre-schools, developing materials to promote a reduction of sedentary behavior and the adoption of a healthier lifestyle. Over the course of three years, a pilot study will be conducted in 13 pre-schools across Brazil, and through planned outreach activities to teachers, families, and community members, the program seeks to have a broader impact on the health of the communities surrounding each school.

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Commitment

L!VE - Brazil: Healthy Kids, Improved Lives

Launched

2013

Est. Duration

5 Years

Estimated Total Value

$2,486,878

Region

Latin America & Caribbean

Countries

BRAZIL

Commitment by

Inter-American Development Bank, She Foundation, Fundació Futbol Club Barcelona

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Mount Sinai Foundation, Nike, Inc., Fundación Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculare, Sesame Workshop, Neymar Foundation