Royds Hall Community School takes part in Healthy Eating Week

Added: June 3rd, 2014

Students and teachers at School are taking part in the British Nutrition Foundation’s (BNF) national Healthy Eating Week from 2 June 2014.

Over 1.5 million children from over 3,400 schools and nurseries across the UK will be participating in the week which aims to promote healthy eating, cooking and awareness of where food comes from, to children of all ages. 

Roy Ballam, Education Programme Manager at BNF said: “There is a lack of national co-ordination to engage schools with food and nutrition, as well as a growing and very real issue with childhood obesity in the UK.  So, Healthy Eating Week has been devised to help schools fill this gap.”

“One of our challenges in developing activities for the week has been to find ways of engaging with young people that are interesting and relevant for the modern digital world they’re growing up in.  We believe that the range of activity ideas and free resources we have devised does just this and we’re excited that the children of Royds Hall Community School will have the opportunity to have fun using them to learn valuable lessons about food and nutrition throughout the week.”  

During Healthy Eating Week, activities will focus on five themes; food origins, healthy active lifestyles, food and drink choice, meal occasions and cooking. At Royds Hall Community School, activities will include voting for a healthy option to be included in the school menu, guess the fruit & veg competition plus many more activities.