Your acts in childhood can affect your whole life

Today, 2.1 billion people – nearly 30% of the world’s population – are either obese or overweight. While more than 100 million are underweight.
Childhood obesity is one of the most serious public health challenges of the 21st century, steadily affecting many low-and middle- income countries, particularly in urban settings
Globally, in 2015 the number of overweight children under the age of five, is estimated to be over 42 million.

Sources: UN & World Health Organization


This project aims to alert about the problems of child obesity and discloses the vital importance of a healthy diet.

The Super League was born from concerns which Gastromotiva and its students had related to the problems poor communities  have around child obesity and mal nutrition. Initially the Super League was solely part of the Community Action Work (CAW), which is run during the vocational kitchen training, and eventually outgrew the training program, by becoming an independent initiative.

Through a playful approach and with a games methodology, children and their caretakers (parents, caretakers, supervisors, school directors) learn basic habits and skills that will lead to a healthier diet and great wellbeing.

In 2015, Gastromotiva won a national award for Fighting Child Obesity, by the insurance company Amil. This validation encourages us to grow this work in the communities and we aim scale this work in order to secure better health of children towards more equal opportunities in the future.

Wants to take Gastromotiva's Food Super League to your school, neighborhood, event, or to yours employee's kids? Contact Samantha Souza at

See some of the delicious workshops we have already done