Family Snack Challenge leaflets arriving in schools

From January, teachers can visit the School Zone to download fun new teaching resources to help pupils learn about healthy eating and snacking. 

Children in England are eating nearly three times the recommended amount of sugar. Too much sugar is bad for their health. Surprisingly, half the sugar they consume comes from snacks and sugary drinks.
As a way to help parents reduce children’s sugar intake, Change4Life is launching a new campaign in January 2018 to help families choose healthier snacks. The campaign will help parents take action by introducing a new simple tip –Look for 100 calorie snacks, two a day max.’
The campaign will include an exciting new TV ad that features the popular Change4Life characters helping a Mum to make healthier snack choices whilst shopping.
4.3 million leaflets will be distributed to families via primary schools and partners. The leaflets will contain information on healthier snacking and fun activities for the whole family.

You can access the resources at the school zone website: https://campaignresources.phe.gov.uk/schools/.

You can get more information from the teacher’s newsletter https://campaignresources.phe.gov.uk/resources/campaigns/40/resources/2299 or sign up to the the School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme on the NHS choices website http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/5ADAY/Pages/Schoolscheme.aspx.


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Published: 05/01/2018
Audience: primary school teachers, healthy living coordinators, school nurses, headteachers,
Contact: Thomas Atcheson

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