Healthy Eating Week 2018 is just around the corner (11th-15th June), and we thought it was a fantastic opportunity to help children understand the importance of a healthy diet. We have teamed up with Public Health England to share ideas on how to prevent obesity, why a healthy diet is so important and how you get all the things you need from your food.

Food it what fuels our bodies; it gives us energy, helps to repair damage like cuts and helps our bodies to stay nourished so that they work at their best capabilities. We get everything from food, such as calcium to keep bones from breaking, vitamin a to help our eyes stay healthy and protein to build strong muscles. A good thing to keep in mind when eating is to try to get as much colour from natural sources as you can and have 5 portions of different fruit and vegetables a day. This way, you are ensuring you are getting a varied diet and all the nutrients you need to stay healthy. Having a well-balanced diet is not the only thing needed to stay healthy. A 30 minute walk everyday, or 30 minutes vigorous exercise 3-4 times a week can also help you to stay fit and healthy.

Free Downloads

Empiribox and Public Health England have created some easy to use downloads that you can share with your class to help them understand the importance of eating a well-balanced, healthy diet and how they can find nutrients from their food.

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PHE – Obesity in ChildrenPHE – Food and Drink Environment PHE – Scale of ProblemPHE – 7 Ways to Encourage Healthier Eating