The British Nutrition Foundation’s (BNF) Healthy Eating Week aims to increase knowledge about healthy eating, wellbeing and physical activities. In the run-up to the week, the organisation will be providing registered schools and nurseries with free resources and challenges to complete.
More than 2,000 schools and nurseries, 987,832 children and young people and 691 workplaces have registered to take part in the event so far.
BNF is issuing registration packs which include a variety of tailored activities for nursery, primary, secondary and adult age groups.
The week will run from 11th-15th June and consist of five themes:
- Have breakfast
- Eat 5 a day
- Drink plenty
- Get active
- Make a change
A survey will also be given out to all participants to help the BNF assess the UK’s understanding of health, nutrition and where food comes from, as well as looking into exercise and eating habits.
Managing director and head of education at the British Nutrition Foundation, Roy Ballam, said: “From young children to high-flying professionals, BNF Healthy Eating Week provides people of all ages with fantastic opportunity to learn more about healthy eating, and the small daily changes we can all make to improve our health and wellbeing.
“Participants are encouraged to complete a series of challenges during the week in June, however, this year our materials have been designed especially so that the initiative can be continued all year round.
“BNF Healthy Eating Week 2017 was the most successful so far, with approximately five million children, students and employees participating. This year, we want to reach even more people make BNF Healthy Eating Week 2018 the best yet!”
To find out more and register for Healthy Eating Week 2018, click here