Category Archives: Healthy Eating

Healthy Eating Week: 11th -15th June 2018

Every year the British Nutrition Foundation runs a Healthy Eating Week.

This year it will take place from the 11th – 15th June 2018 and is open to all UK nurseries, schools, universities and workplaces.

Registration is FREE and helps to demonstrate your commitment to promoting health and wellbeing.  The Week celebrates healthy eating, cooking, food provenance and physical activity.

Register and you’ll receive:

  • information and resources about the five health challenges;
  • five A2 colour posters promoting the five health challenges;
  • access to a planning grid with links to resources for each day;
  • access to exclusive webinars;
  • promotional tools and tips.

The resources are designed to support the Week but can be used throughout the year.! You can register HERE.  (If you registered in 2017, you will need to register again.) You can also register as a workplace and involve your colleagues too.

See attached flyer for further details: BNF Healthy Eating Week 2018

Change4Life: 100 Calorie Snacks

Change4Life has launched an exciting new campaign to help families choose healthier snacks and reduce their children’s sugar intake. The campaign will help parents take action by introducing a new simple tip :

‘Look for 100 calories snacks, two a day max’.

They have created a Local Health Champion toolkit to help you and your friends, family and community choose healthier snacks and cut back on sugar.

 

Change4Life: Healthy Year Calendar for Schools

This colourful and engaging calendar features exciting activities from the Change4Life Healthy Year range of resources. It offers fun ideas to help you teach and inspire your class to eat well and move more. There is also a weekly joke, riddle or fun fact to help keep pupils motivated and after revealing you can save your changes so you can keep track of your progress.

Click on the link to download the calendar: Change4Life Healthy Year Calendar 

 

Working with Schools to Improve the Health of School-Aged Children

This report from the Local Government Association showcases the work being done by schools and local authorities across the country to improve the health of children. 

Case studies are included on:

  • tackling mental and emotional health,
  • mental health training for school staff,
  • using a school garden to encourage healthy behaviours, using experts to deliver sex education,
  • using digital technologies to engage pupils with school nursing,
  • getting kids involved in the daily mile craze
  • and using the national child measurement programme to tackle obesity.

To download the report click on the link: Working with schools to improve the health of school-aged children

Free School Meals to Stay

The Prime Minister Theresa May’s plan to axe universal infant free school meals was omitted from the Queen’s speech.

 Speaking at the state opening of parliament, the Queen outlined the Government’s plans to introduce 27 Bills and 27 draft Bills, none of which include the scrapping of universal free school meals for four- to-seven-year-olds.

Within the Conservative manifesto the party pledged to replace universal free school meals for four- to-seven-year-olds with free breakfasts for all primary pupils. A petition against the move attracted thousands of signatures, with celebrity chef Jamie Oliver attacking the plans for free breakfasts to replace a nutritious school lunch.

New Lunch Box Advice

School meals are a great choice, but if there are children bringing packed lunches then Change 4 Life have got it covered.  Get hints and tips on what their lunchbox should contain as well as lots of easy-to-prepare ideas that children will love.

Read more at: Change 4 Life – Healthier Lunchboxes