Health & Wellbeing

 

Health and Wellbeing Relaunch

Most of you will know Ms. Gregory as our Food Technology teacher but this year she has taken on a new role as Director of Health and Wellbeing. The role has now expanded and the new remit is to embed a healthy eating culture across our school.

“I’m very excited about this opportunity and am looking forward to sharing the latest guidelines for nutrition as well as lifestyle and cooking links. Students and their families will be able to access this via a new Health and Wellbeing section on our website.”

Until then, if you would like any information regarding Health and Wellbeing, please don’t hesitate to contact Ms. Gregory at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

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Spring Half Term 4 - 2022

Dear Parent/ Carers and students

We are just starting the second half of the Spring term, I hope you found the previous links helpful and informative and now is a good time to explore our health and fitness further.

Please follow the links below to find out about:

 

Nutrition

Finding your balance – Get portion wise! Follow the link for the latest guidance and downloadable resources

 https://www.nutrition.org.uk/healthyliving/find-your-balance/portionwise

 

Healthy Eating

Last term we looked at healthy breakfast ideas, this term I share some links for healthy lunch box ideas for a variety of eaters.

For the kids!!

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/collection/school-lunch-recipes

For the adults too!!

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/collection/healthy-packed-lunch-recipes

 

Brown bread vs white bread!!

Do you know which is healthiest and why? Follow the link to find out what Nutritionist, Kerry Torrens has been telling the BBC about bread.

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/what-is-the-healthiest-bread

Active Lifestyle

The benefits of walking are very beneficial to health, you don’t need any special clothing or equipment it is free!! You can walk with friends, in groups, or alone. Please see the links below for more information.

https://thedailymile.co.uk/

https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/exercise/walking-for-health/


Spring Term 2022 – HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Dear Parent/ Carers and students,

I hope you have had a wonderful Christmas and New year with your families. In the New Year many of us make resolutions to be healthier and fitter. What better time to kick off our first link to articles for educating ourselves to make this resolution a reality!!!

Please follow the links to find out about:

Nutrition

The NHS– Follow the link to “The Eatwell Guide” which shows how much of what we eat overall should come from each food group to achieve a healthy balanced diet. You can also find tips for healthy recipes and general healthy eating support.

https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/eat-well/the-eatwell-guide/

8 tips for healthy eating – These 8 practical tips cover the basics of healthy eating and can help you make healthier choices.

https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/eat-well/eight-tips-for-healthy-eating/

 Tips for healthy eating


Healthy Eating

Make healthy breakfast decisions that are cheap, quick to prepare the night before and full of energy:

The best healthy overnight oats recipes | BBC Good Food

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/best-healthy-overnight-oat-recipes

Want to prepare your breakfast for the week on the weekend, for time efficiency?

Breakfast bar recipes | BBC Good Food

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/collection/breakfast-bar-recipes

A pile of oaty breakfast bars on a cloth


Active Lifestyle

Physical activity on a regular basis is vital for health and wellbeing, the following link gives a wealth of information and further links to guidance for physical activity for all ages.

Guidance from the British Nutrition Foundation

https://www.nutrition.org.uk/healthyliving/an-active-lifestyle/how-much-physical-activity-do-i-need.html

 


Summer Term 5 - 2022

Dear Parent/ Carers and students

We are on our way to summer and now the weather is warming up it is a good time to ensure we understand the importance of hydration and as the evenings get longer it is a great time to think about incorporating more physical activity into our lives!!

Please follow the links to find out about:

 

Nutrition 

With the weather warming up, it is vital that we keep ourselves hydrated, but it is important to know understand the function of water in the body and why it is so important. The link below will take you directly to some downloadable resources all about hydration.

https://www.foodafactoflife.org.uk/search-results?q=hydration

Below is a link to an informative video about the fnctions of water..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GG5U0yJHX5o&ab_channel=TheFoodie

 water

 

Healthy Eating

Foodafactolife is an excellent website to access recipes, which can be categorised by age, length or skill level. There are recipes for everyone and can be a great way to cook with the children. The website also has many excellent resources about diet and nutrition. The link below takes you directly to the recipe page, but feel free to explore.

https://www.foodafactoflife.org.uk/recipes/

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Active Lifestyle

BBC Radio 4– Short on time! Just one thing! Follow the link to Michael Mosely’s podcast and find some useful tips to improving your physical and overall health.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p09by3yy/episodes/downloads

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