Following the success of its inaugural 2013 Healthy Eating Week, the British Nutrition Foundation (BNF) will be at The Education Show, NEC Birmingham, from 20th – 22nd March, meeting teachers and registering schools for free participation in what promises to be an even bigger and better Healthy Eating Week initiative this year.
Over 2,030 schools, representing more than one million nursery, primary and secondary school children, are already signed-up for Healthy Eating Week 2014 (2-6 June), which has been designed to promote healthy eating, awareness of food provenance and the benefits of physical activity to children across the country.
Schools participating in BNF’s Healthy Eating Week have access to activity, assembly and tutorial ideas and resources, free posters and stickers, live cook-alongs, live online presentations, mini-video lesson starters and a certificate of participation. They will also be able to take part in a BNF Healthy Eating Week competition.
Roy Ballam, Education Programme Manager at the British Nutrition Foundation, said: “In response to requests from schools that participated last year, we have devised five themes and embedded them into the free resources to help teachers structure their 2014 Healthy Eating Week. These themes are food origins, healthy active lifestyles, food and drink choices, meal occasions, food preparation and cooking.”
In 2013, over 27,500 school children also took part in BNF’s Healthy Eating Week survey into UK chidren’s eating behaviour and knowledge – the largest study of its kind. This year, BNF will be conducting a similar survey of children, looking at behaviour in the context of mealtime occasions, and a brand new survey of teachers.
For more information and to register your school for Healthy Eating Week, you can visit BNF on stand J25, at The Education Show, NEC Birmingham, 20-22 March, or visit www.healthyeatingweek.org.uk.