Category Archives: Healthy Eating

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 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

National Smile Month 2018

14th May – 14th June 2018

National Smile Month is an oral health campaign which is all about putting oral hygiene at the forefront of the nation’s mind, engaging people about the value of a healthy smile and raising awareness of important oral health issues.

This year, we need your help to educate local communities across the country with positive messages about the true worth of a healthy smile!

To help you along the way we, have developed some fantastically fun and smiley educational materials to help you make the most of National Smile Month events and activities this year.

Campaign Pack: To get your National Smile Month started, you absolutely must try their Campaign Pack. This simple bundle includes everything to introduce you to National Smile Month and definitely helps to put a smile on somebody’s face.

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Poster Pack:   A dazzling display is the perfect way to get involved in National Smile Month by promoting positive oral health messages.

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Smileys:   The Smiley is back! Over the last few years, more than half a million Smileys have been used in workplaces, schools, hospitals, dental practices, toddler groups – in fact just about anywhere you can think of – to engage groups about the true worth of a healthy smile.

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Increasing Fruit and Vegetable Consumption in Early Years

Insufficient consumption of fruits and vegetables in childhood increases the risk of future chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease. The objectives of this study, “Interventions for increasing fruit and vegetable consumption in children aged five years and under (Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews)” were to assess the effectiveness, cost effectiveness and associated adverse events of interventions designed to increase the consumption of fruit, vegetables or both amongst children aged five years and under.

The study concluded that the evidence for effective interventions to increase eating of fruit and vegetables by children aged five and under remains sparse. Child-feeding interventions appear to increase vegetable intake by children (by 4.03 g), but this conclusion is based on very low-quality evidence and is very likely to change when future research is undertaken.