The Norwegian National Centre for Food, Health and Physical Activity

The Norwegian National Centre for Food, Health and Physical Activity is one of several national centres under The Norwegian Directorate for Education and Training, and The Ministry of Education and Research. This Centre is also under The Norwegian Directorate of Health and the Ministry of Health Care Services, and helps kindergartens, schools, public health center services, and Universities and University Colleges to implement and execute national health- and education policy.

The Centre was established in 2013 with Bergen University College as host institution.

Through its work with food, meals and physical activity, the Centre shall promote well-being, learning and health for children and adolescents.

The Centre has a nationwide function, and has the responsibility for:

  • Developing and disseminating knowledge and experience-based support and guidance material, as well as examples of good practice to the target groups
  • Strengthening the work with food, meals and physical activity in kindergartens and school
  • Strengthening the curricular subjects of food and health, and physical education in primary, secondary and upper secondary education
  • Showing how nutrition and physical activity can be naturally integrated across disciplines
  • Contributing to building networks and cooperation across disciplines and educations

Ten national centres

National Centre for Food, Health and Physical Activity is one of ten national centers in which all have key roles within different priority areas in developing the quality of education. The national centers develop research-based and quality assured learning resources to kindergartens and schools within their specific fields. These are available free of charge and are often web based. The centers are geographically spread in Norway and are linked to different educational institutions.

 

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Contact information:    Bergen University College, 5020 Bergen

Phone: +47 55587533/Email: post@mhfa.no