Fight the Beast - do not become obese

Fight the beast – Do not become obese is an Erasmus+ project intended to promote healthy living amongst the young people of the three most obese EU nations: Latvia, Ireland and Malta. The three countries are all actively addressing this problem on a national level and this project is meant to complement these national initiatives.

The three participating organizations were:
• Youth.inc – Agenzija Zghazagh (Malta)
• Blanchardstown Community Training Centre (Dublin – Ireland)
• BaMbuss Youth Centre (Riga – Latvia)

All participating organizations were committed to compile a cooking book consisting of 30 traditional healthy recipes by the end of September 2016. Each organization sent four (4) young persons aged 17–21 years to participate in this project.


The project started in January 2016 and the Maltese participants joined the team in April 2016. In June 2016, they had a project meeting in Riga Latvia where they visited organic farms and took part in activities related to hands-on cooking and conscious healthy eating by local nutritionists. Malta hosted the third project meeting in September 2016 at Agenzija Zghazagh Youth Activity Centre in Marsaxlokk. The aim of this meeting was to finalize the recipes to be included in the cooking book which was launched in Dublin in November 2016.

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