Category Archives: Healthy Eating

Child Obesity Strategy Phase 2

As you are probably aware, the national obesity strategy phase 2 was recently published:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/childhood-obesity-a-plan-for-action-chapter-2?utm_source=16a3756a-598e-47c3-aced-ab021706a79d&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications&utm_content=immediate

Building on the first chapter of the childhood obesity plan which aims to halve childhood obesity by 2030, the new measures, based on PHE evidence include proposals for the introduction of a 9pm watershed for the advertising of unhealthy foods, restrictions of price and prime location promotions including end of aisles and checkouts and calorie labelling at point of choice in high street restaurants and takeaways.

The second chapter of the plan also promotes a new national ambition for every primary school to adopt a daily ‘active mile’ initiative, such as the Daily Mile. This is supported by £620,000 funding for Living Street’s Walk to School project, as well as £1 million to support the Department for Transport’s Bikeability cycling training programme, expected to fund an additional 25,000 training places.

You can also find out more on Duncan Selbie’s Blog: https://publichealthmatters.blog.gov.uk/2018/06/24/our-children-can-no-longer-wait-for-action-on-obesity/

 

Free Online Primary School Food Training Course

If you are a UK primary school teacher, you can register now for FREE access to the BNF online course, ‘Teaching food in primary – the why, what and how!’

The course is designed to provide the knowledge and skills needed to help primary school teachers plan and deliver high quality food, nutrition and cooking lessons to primary aged pupils.

The course has been organised into bite sized modules which teachers can return to as many times as they wish.

After each module there is a short test and after the final module there is an assessment. On successful completion of the assessment, a personalised BNF certificate is awarded.

If you are a UK primary school teacher and would like to register for a FREE course access code, click here.

BNF Healthy Eating Week Resources

All the BNF Healthy Eating Week 2018 resources continue to be freely accessible for those who are still planning to run a Healthy Eating Week this year.

Follow the links below to find the resources you need:

Healthy Eating Week 2018

The British Nutrition Foundation (BNF) Healthy Eating Week 2018 is 11th  – 15th June.

Registration for BNF Healthy Eating Week 2018 is open!

Registration is quick and easy, just click on the link below, and will give you access to the latest information and resources to help you plan your Week

Healthy Eating Week 2018 Registration Link

School Gardens – Win a £500 Gift Card

As part of Food Growing Schools London ‘Grow Your Own Picnic’ summer activities, they are pleased to have teamed up with GardenSite.co.uk to offer one school in London a £500 voucher to buy garden equipment!

For your chance to win the gift card, tell them about your plans for holding a school summer picnic – this could include your current food growing activities or plans for food growing at your school and how a Garden Site voucher could help your school achieve these!

Enter the Competition

Free School Meals: Guidance

The Department for Education has produced a document providing guidance on free school meal eligibility and the introduction of transitional protection arrangements under Universal Credit for those already receiving free school meals.

For further details please click on the link: Free School Meal Guidance