Healthy Eating Week 2016 aims for positive changes to children’s food attitudes

Healthy Eating Week 2016 aims for positive changes to children’s food attitudes
27/04/2016 - 07:05
School children will be taking part in the British Nutrition Foundation’s (BNF) Healthy Eating Week 2016, from June 13–17th.

This year’s campaign focuses on building children’s knowledge about healthy eating and wellbeing, and on making positive changes in behaviour and attitudes towards food, cooking and exercise.

Registration for the week is free and participants will receive complimentary resources to support activities throughout the week, including food cards, posters, activity ideas, a competition and daily challenges.

The challenges are structured into five themes: Breakfast, 5-A-Day, Drink plenty, Get active and Try something new.

Roy Ballam, managing director and head of education at the BNF, said: “Last year’s Healthy Eating Week was the most successful to date with over 7,500 nurseries, schools and academies taking part.

“Teachers rated the impact of the week highly for raising the profile of food and health, supporting pupil learning and promoting healthy eating.  

“This year we want to take our impact a stage further and have included the behaviour change techniques to help children make lasting changes in their behaviour that will impact their health into the future.”

The week will also feature online live cook-a-longs and pre-scheduled recipe demonstrations for children to participate in, including ‘sensational sandwiches’ for primary school pupils and ‘burger bonanza’ for secondary school students, to inspire a love for cooking.

For more information about the BNF Healthy Eating Week 2016 and to register your school, please visit www.healthyeatingweek.org.uk

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