Change4Life

Change4Life

Change4Life offers curriculum-linked resources and inspiration to help educators teach children about healthy eating and being active. The organisation is dedicated to providing quality resources and classroom ideas. As the site develops, Change4Life will also provide support on food preparation and cooking, where food comes from, plus great ideas for PE lessons.

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To inspire greater physical activity in pupils, Public Health England (PHE) and Disney UK have launched Train Like A Jedi. This nationwide Change4Life programme sees the excitement of Star Wars - alongside Double Olympic Gold medallist Jade Jones - to encourage children to get their daily minimum of 60 minutes’ moderate to vigorous physical activity.

Monday, 17 July 2017 10:00

Disney keeps kids active over summer

Change4Life, Public Health England’s campaign to help families lead healthier lives, and Disney have launched a range of new 10 Minute Shake Ups teaching materials. The initiative aims to help kids move more throughout the school day and across the summer holidays.

Change4Life has launched a new Be Food Smart campaign to help children and their families discover how much sugar, saturated fat and salt is in their everyday food and drink. To support the campaign, Change4Life has created a new set of resources to help Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 pupils understand what’s in their food and how to make healthier choices.

A new Change4Life initiative, entitled Our Healthy Year and launched by Public Health England, is encouraging schools to build healthy habits in children during the school years in which they are weighed and measured as part of the National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP). This teaching toolkit will be distributed to help increase the number of children leaving primary school with a healthy weight. Our Healthy Year will help schools to run a whole year of fun, healthy curriculum-linked activity and, in doing so, support parents who are looking for ideas to help live healthier lives.

Change4Life 10 Minute Shake Up with Disney is back for a third summer to encourage children to get moving ahead of the summer holidays with fun 10 minute bursts of physical activity. The initiative from Public Health England launches as a new Censuswide survey for Disney, Change4Life and the Amateur Swimming Association reveals that three quarters of children aged 5 to 11 (73%) want to do more physical activity, and 56% of children miss taking part in school PE lessons over the summer.

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