The British Nutrition Foundation is running Healthy Eating Week from 1st to 7th June to promote healthy eating and drinking among children.
Over 7,500 schools have signed up to get involved in activities including creative cooking, food provenance, and eating and drinking well.
The organisers have created some great resources, available via the website, (http://www.foodafactoflife.org.uk) including five day challenges with charts for children to fill in themselves. They cover themes such as healthy breakfast, five a day, drinking plenty, getting active and trying something new.
There are live events you can watch online, cook-alongs, meal planners, shopping lists, food cards and games – all designed to get children thinking about where their food comes from, how they can eat more healthily, and to encourage positive behaviour change.
Families are being encouraged to discuss healthy eating in the home and for parents to join in the challenges with their children.
At Seed Pantry, we love championing healthy eating, especially among children, and we have already taken part in many grow your own food activities with schools.
Planting, sowing and growing vegetables, salads and herbs can be a fun and satisfying way to get the kids, and the whole family, to get their five a day and include more healthier choices in their diets.
Growing your own ensures you always have the freshest pick of the crop and it can save you money. It helps you get physically active and can help reduce stress, plus it’s something you can all do together as a family.
Our Me Seeds Children’s Starter Pack contains a selection of seeds to grow cress, sunflowers, sweetcorn and pumpkins (http://www.seedpantry.co.uk/the-me-seeds.html but tomatoes, peas, courgettes and herbs are also quick and easy to grow – and you don’t need lots of space.
We offer packs for schools to grow vegetables, herbs and salads in the classroom so why not find out more in our seeds section of the website.
Happy Healthy Eating Week and Happy Growing!