New resources to support National Child Measurement Programme

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In the autumn term, Public Health England is launching a new toolkit of cross-curricular resources to help you cover healthy eating and physical activity in fun, easy and creative ways.

The resources will help Reception and Year 6 pupils to build eating well and moving more into their daily school routine and will be available for schools in September to support the National Child Measurement Programme. 
Reception and Year 6 Toolkit
The new resources will focus on the youngest and oldest children in the school – Reception and Year 6. They aim to help equip pupils with healthy habits that will last a lifetime, setting them up for the next exciting stage of their lives as they either start primary school or prepare for secondary school.
Research from Public Health England shows it is a key time when parents and pupils are thinking about health as children are weighed and measured as part of the National Child Measurement Programme and actively looking for support and tips. 
Benefits for your school

Support to engage parents and pupils positively with the National Child Measurement Programme.

Helps meet Ofsted requirements and can be embedded into your existing practice or whole-school PSHE strategy.

Flexible curriculum-linked lesson ideas with a focus on English and Maths.

Fun, easy-to-use whole-school activities adaptable for all ages.

Visit the School Zone
Visit the School Zone now to access lots of fun curriculum-linked resources that help teach children about healthy eating and being active. We’ll be sending you a newsletter in the autumn term with more information about the new toolkit so please keep your eyes peeled. 
Public Health England also send out details of campaigns to schools registered for the School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme (SFVS).
Schools can get more information about the School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme on the NHS choices website and downloading the School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme factfile.


Published: 20/07/2016
Audience: Primary head teachers, teachers, Key Stage 1 and 2 leads, healthy living leads
Contact: Thomas Atcheson

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