Schools’ Healthy Eating Programme

Schools’ Healthy Eating Programme

The Schools’ Healthy Eating Programme is aimed at Year 5 children and is focused on educating them with regards to the healthy choices that they can make. The Schools’ Healthy Eating Programme runs over six weeks and covers the following topics:

  1. The Food Groups
  2. Sugar
  3. Healthy Choices
  4. Label Reading
  5. Active Lifestyles
  6. Screen Time

The programme is a combination of classroom-based learning followed by a physical activity session, with the aim being to teach children the importance of making healthy choices paired with the importance of physical activity. The children learn by means of presentations, quizzes and practical activities.

Results gathered post-completion of the programme showed that the children came away with an increased understanding and knowledge of healthy eating. For example, in a school group on week one of the programme only 42% of the children could correctly answer that you should drink 6-8 glasses of water per day. After completion of the programme this increased to 94% – a huge improvement of 52%. 

Nick Pope visited Ightenhill Primary School in Padiham to meet with Year 5 children to celebrate the group successfully completing Burnley FC in the Community’s Schools’ Healthy Eating Programme.

Goalkeeper Nick was pitted against pupil Leon to take part in a ‘Guess the fruit or vegetable’ quiz, with both parties keen to take the winner’s title! Check out what happened…

We are delivering this programme in Burnley and the surrounding the areas, so if you would like to find out more information please contact Charlotte Griffiths, our Healthy Lifestyles Manager, on or call 01282 704716.