Healthy style – my style

Ministry of Youth and Sports under the motto "Healthy style - my style"is implementing the National Strategy for young people regarding healthy lifestyles. Group Process and Youth JAZAS Belgrade carried out two independent projects under the same motto and the same idea of passing the message of health to young people. Young people from more then 80 cities and municipalities in Serbia had the opportunity to hear and learn about healthy lifestyles, in the new, more acceptable way for them.

"Youth for Health" was initiated with a public action in Kragujevac on 12th August 2009, and was continued with series of activities to inform as many young people about the concept of a healthy lifestyle. A certain number of them from entire country were trained on the subject.

Activities implemented by the project were organizing two traininga for peer educators from different parts of the Republic of Serbia on the topic of healthy lifestyles, and providing the necessary training materials after. They included: the concept of health (what it means to be healthy, that kinds of health there are, what factors determine the health, which are the most common health risks), healthy eating, substance abuse (smoking, alcohol abuse), sexual and reproductive health (including skills to resist pressure), sexually transmitted infections, HIV / AIDS, the changes that occur during puberty (physical and psychological), mental health, youth, communication skills, work on the ground, forming and placing messages, working with the media, cooperation with different sectors in purpose of training and informing young people about healthy lifestyles.

Activities also included the organization of promotional activities, project presentation and distribution of materials on healthy lifestyles in at least 40 cities - in cooperation with municipal youth offices, student parliaments and local civic associations. Most of the action is carried out in places where young people gather, such as schools, clubs, sports fields and town squares. Youth of JAZAS fosters this approach for years and it is proven that young people like to listen to their peers.

Cities and municipalities of the project are: Novi Sad, Subotica, Ruma, Kula, Bečej, Sremski Karlovci, Sombor, Pancevo, Zrenjanin, Zitiste, Novalja, Vrsac, Kovin, Alibunar, Plandište, Kikinda, Pozarevac, Smederevo, Smederevo Palanka, Zagubica , Kucevo, Velika Plana, Velika Plana, Veliko Gradiste, Uzice, Pozega, Bjelovar, New Baros, Cajetina, Kosjeric, Ivanjica, Kragujevac, Kraljevo, Cuprija, Jagodina, Paracin, Vrnjacka Banja, Svilajnac, Krusevac, Zaječar, Kladovo Negotin, Bor, Knjazevac, Boljevac, Soko Banja, Loznica, Krupanj, Mali Zvornik, Ljubovija, Osecina, Sabac, Bogatic, Koceljeva, in partnership with the Office of Youth JAZAS in Kragujevac, Pozarevac Zajecar Uzice, Novi Sad, Pancevo and organization Iskra from Loznica.