ZüMEB project

Nutrition and physical activity for children

The Zürcher Migrationsprojekt für Ernährung und Bewegung (ZüMEB) aims to raise awareness amongst the migrant population about healthy nutrition and the effect of physical activity on a healthy body weight for children. A particular focus is to be on communicating information to parents of children of pre-school and primary school age. The project is performed as part of the cantonal action programme
"Leichter leben – gesundes Körpergewicht im Kanton Zürich".

FISP offers information and discussion events about the topics listed below. Thanks to the information they receive, parents from a migrant background understand the links between nutrition, physical activity and health and are able to encourage the healthy nutrition and physical activity of their children. The information events are run by trained moderators with a migrant background.


Healthy nutrition for children
The importance of eating and drinking for health, the optimum composition of balanced meals, maximum recommended intake of sugary foods for children, tips on how to make unpopular foods tasty for children, tips on how to make convenience foods "healthier" ideas for cooking healthily and shopping economically.

Physical activity for children
The importance of physical activity for child health and development, encourage or revive children’s natural urge to be active, physical activity on an everyday basis, examples and ideas, recommended physical activities and offers in the region.


Target group and settings

The events are aimed at migrants, particularly parents. They take place within a public framework. Possible venues / settings include:
Integration projects, language schools, migrant associations and organisations, meeting places and centres, religious establishments and organisations, social institutions and participants from the educational and social spheres.


Languages offered

The events can be offered in German and other languages. At present, these are the following languages:

  • German
  • Albanian
  • Arabic
  • Bosnian / Croatian / Serbian
  • English
  • Farsi
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Somali
  • Spanish
  • Tamil
  • Turkish



Service agreement with the Institut für Epidemiologie, Biostatistik und Prävention der Universität Zürich



Nutrition disk brochure „Nutrition disk“, in 10 languages
Znüni-Tipps brochure „Znüni-Tipps“
Keep moving - Fit for life brochure „Keep moving - Fit for life“, in 10 languages


Exercise is healthy-and a lot of fun brochure „Exercise is healthy - and a lot of fun“, in 10 languages
Healthy milk teeth are a gift from nature ... brochure „Healthy milk teeth are a gift from nature ...“, in 11 languages



Bundesamt für Gesundheit (BAG), Informationen zu Ernährung und Bewegung

Gesundes Körpergewicht

Suissebalance – Website der nationalen Projektförderstelle Ernährung und Bewegung vom Bundesamt für Gesundheit und von Gesundheitsförderung Schweiz mit Übersicht über aktuelle Projekte und Materialien zur Förderung einer ausgewogenen Ernährung und ausreichender Bewegung für Kinder und Jugendliche in der Schweiz für verschiedene Lebensphasen

Familienhandbuch des Staatsinstituts für Frühpädagogik (IFP) mit Hinweisen zu verschiedenen Themen:

Ernährung im ersten Lebensjahr

Ernährung in Kindheit und Jugend

Probleme mit der Ernährung

Motorik, Bewegung und Entspannung

Was wir essen. Alles über Lebensmittel.