June 8, 2023
This year’s British Nutrition Foundation (BNF) Healthy Eating Week runs from 12th – 16th June 2022.
The aim of the week is to bring the UK together to focus on key health messages and promote healthy habits. This year’s health challenges are:
There are guides and posters that explain more about the challenges and the week is open to all UK nurseries, schools, universities and workplaces, and registration is free! See below for details.
There are a range of 2Simple resources that can be used to support schools during Healthy Eating Week.
If you subscribe to Purple Mash you can find all our Healthy Eating resources here. Why not get children to create a leaflet to persuade people to eat five portions of fruit and vegetables a day, the perfect activity for Tuesday’s challenge? Or prepare a Dinner or Lunch menu for each day of the week, with plenty of fibre and a different protein each time.
Across your school, you could set up a blog using 2Blog, allowing children to share their favourite family recipes, or create a Display Board where children can submit their favourite healthy meals.
They say we eat with our eyes first. If that’s the case, our Healthy Eating paint projects should prove very satisfying. There’s a chance for children to choose their favourite healthy filling for a sandwich and drawing a plate of healthy food of healthy food. These resources are all free throughout Healthy Eating Week. Bon apetit!
Our PE and wellbeing resource Striver is perfect for Healthy Eating week and will help pupils, teachers and parents to move more and get active together. Striver is a whole school (EYFS-Y6) scheme of work for PE written for non-specialists. The lessons are easy to follow and include images and extension activities making it accessible to teachers from all backgrounds. Simple one-touch assessment makes progress tracking quick and easy.
The PE and wellbeing app includes 6 wellbeing units that focus on mindfulness, nutrition and the importance of sleep. The units aim to boost self-esteem and build resilience that children study at increasing levels of depth as they move up through the school. This reinforcement process has been designed so that by the time children leave your school, they not only understand these topics but can put what they have learnt into practice in a meaningful way.
Striver also helps you to tick all the boxes for improving sport and PE in your school and ensures you have used your Sport Premium money to create a legacy of sport in your school, for just 2% of the budget. Find out how with our free guide.
The perfect book to read during Healthy Eating Week for Serial Mash subscribers is Our Big Kitchen, inspired by the OBK community kitchen project in the heart of Bondi, Sydney Australia. This Serial Mash adventure is the fictional story of Sienna and her journey through hardship and how the kindness of others and the support of the Our Big Kitchen Charity is imperative to her and others in her situation.
“The experience of Our Big Kitchen was very rewarding. I have learnt many things like how hard some people have it, and how important food is. The experience taught me how fortunate we are, and how necessary food preservation is. It was an experience that makes you incredibly thankful for what we have and proud of helping the community” – Aurelia Age 14.
The OBK project inspires individuals to come together to help people in need, just like Sienna. In addition to providing much-needed food, the project also runs school programs which, in addition to teaching hygiene, food preparation and nutrition, are designed to teach students about those less fortunate. At the heart of it they are taught about giving. Our Big Kitchen believes in the power of giving -'Through giving, you will receive'. People from all walks of life can connect and work together doing good for those less fortunate. Food and giving meals is the positive result, but the journey of how the meal was made is just as important.