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Healthy eating week – 28th September – 4th October 2020

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We are very excited to share with you that it is Healthy Eating Week – please find below some great information you can share with your children.


Did you know that our bodies are like cars?

Just like cars, we need fuel/energy throughout the day. This helps us with our energy so we can join in at school, play with our friends and have fun during our lunch break. Which is why we all need to have a healthy breakfast every morning. Can you remember what you had for breakfast this morning? Maybe you can talk to who you live with or your friend about your favourite breakfast.


We have a fun fact to share with you!

Not only does our food affect our energy levels, but it can also affect our mood. Have you ever noticed that just before lunch or dinner you may sometimes feel a bit grouchier? This is why it is important to have 3 healthy balanced meals each day. Eat a well-balanced diet and keeping your body hydrated is also important for other parts of our body, such as our skin and nails. Did you know that our bodies are made up of a lot of water?


Can you guess how many pieces of fruit and vegetables you should be eating each day?

The answer is 5. Fruit and vegetables help keep our bodies healthy, as they have lots of things called vitamins and minerals in; which our body needs. What are your favourite vegetables? We also need to have about 6-8 cups of drink a day.


Did you know, the best drink for our body is water?

It is important to think about what we drink in a day. Many of our favourite drinks can have lots of sugar in. Having too much sugar can upset our body, such as making our teeth hurt from tooth decay.


Take a look at our healthy eating week lunch box to learn more. There is also more information and some fun activities on our website – please have a look!