9% of pre-school children in the UK are obese. This is not acceptable. Many have tried to address the issue. There has been little success. The Wonder of ME sets out to change this.
The Wonder of ME, 14 years in the making, was finally “born” at the University of Harvard. Founder Edna Kissmann, having just graduated from the global Advanced Leadership Initiative, committed to try and crack this ever-growing problem.
The Wonder of ME is based on three principles:
The solution lies in creating life-long healthy habits, only possible in early childhood. Young children are at the centre of The Wonder of ME
The Wonder of ME does not discuss health, does not lecture children about the do’s and don’ts of food and exercise. Instead, The Wonder of ME is a series of fun activities, using the latest computer-game technology. The learning is through experience and involvement. The children enjoy the benefits of good habits without being told by adults that these ARE good habits.
The Wonder of ME recognises young children’s great capacity to learn. It honours their need to be acknowledged as experts, despite their young age. It makes good use of their desire to compete with one another. It encourages them to make changes at home, for the whole family.
At this stage, The Wonder of ME is work-in-progress, looking to work together in the fields of child development, education, nutrition, physical activity, storytelling and computer game design… in fact, anyone with great ideas and a passion to create change.