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Healthier snacking resources for primary schools

Monday 8th January 2018

Today Change4Life launches a suite of new resources for primary schools to help inform pupils and families about healthier snacking choices. The resources are now available here and include: 

  • A new School Council Toolkit, helping pupils to champion healthier snacking and share their knowledge
  • The Healthier Snacking Show, a curriculum-linked game show presentation that can be delivered in either a classroom setting or performed as a whole-school assembly

To help schools send the message home, 3.6 million Family Snack Challenge leaflets are being distributed to more than 16,500 primary schools via the School Fruit and Veg Scheme.

The resources are being made available following the launch of a consumer campaign earlier this month. The consumer and education campaigns are supported by research that underlines the importance of educating young people to identify healthier snacks, interpret food labels and understand the effect of high sugar content:

  • Half the sugar children consume comes from unhealthy snacks and sugary drinks
  • On average, children are consuming at least 3 unhealthy snacks and sugary drinks a day, with around a third consuming 4 or more
  • Children in England currently consume three times more sugar than is recommended

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Wiltshire primary schools can borrow C4L event resources to support any healthy eating campaigns/events. The events kit bag includes: posters, C4L table cloth, bunting.

Contact Katie Davies (Public Health Specialist – Life Course Obesity), Public Health Wiltshire, Wiltshire Council, County Hall, Trowbridge. Wiltshire. BA14 8JN.

M 07920 546079 

T 01225 716665

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