The new physician president, Klaus Reinhardt, wants to better inform the students about healthy lifestyle. "Health promotion should become a school subject – and even in elementary school," Reinhardt said, "The New Osnabrücker Zeitung" (Monday).
Among other things, it is about mediating a balanced diet. Poor and fast food is "fat and sick". "That's what we need to tell young people, preferably in school or kindergarten," Reinhardt said.
The president of medicine urged ministers of education and health states to urgently launch a joint action.
Include doctors in lessons
In such projects, the German Medical Society would participate. This would allow doctors working in the field to be included in the classroom. Politics has accused Reinhard of neglecting it.
"In terms of prevention, much has not happened from the 2015 Prevention Act."
she criticized her. Prevention needs much more support. The money spent on it will only come into effect for ten, twenty or thirty years, which "naturally mitigates the motivation of politics". "But we need to strengthen the health literacy of young people more intensively," Reinhardt demands. (AFP)