Healthy Eating for Kids

We are sure you have all seen Jamie Oliver’s campaign for this years Food Revolution Day (15 May 2015) but did you know that over 2.5 million children from more than 7,200 nursery, primary and secondary schools across the UK are participating this year’s British Nutrition Foundation’s (BNF) Healthy Eating Week, launching on 1 June 2015…

Healthy Eating Week Logo Welsh

Roy Ballam, Education Programme Manager at the BNF, said: “Healthy Eating Week goes from strength to strength and this year we have 1 million more children taking part than ever before. This represents around 24 percent* of all school aged children, and is a huge and very exciting achievement, demonstrating how much UK schools appreciate and value the learning opportunities that the Week offers their students.”

Healthy Eating Week has been developed by BNF to increase knowledge and understanding of healthy eating, cooking and food provenance, and the benefits of physical activity among children and young people of all ages. Free schools resources, including food cards, games and activities have been made available to support teachers as they plan activities based around the Week’s themes. New for 2015, schools are being set five health challenges, designed to engage children in thinking about food and healthy eating and to help motivate positive behaviour change. The challenge themes are: Have Breakfast, Have 5 A Day, Drink Plenty, Get Active and Try Something New.

Hopefully your child’s school is getting involved and if not, why not have some fun at home with healthy food – for plenty of ideas, recipes and ways to teach your child about where their food comes from visit www.foodafactoflife.org.uk

And in case you missed it, here is Jamie’s Food Revolution Day video…

 

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