General guidelines for healthy living:
Primary school age is the ideal time for all children to learn about staying healthy, managing a sensible and well-balanced diet, learning about others and being active.
A headstart in life is essential for all pupils—the foundations for interacting with others and discovering new experiences and adventures. Life after school should be more accessible.
The opportunity to learn, make friends, communicate with others, join in with sport, eat healthy foods, and be respectful of others. It is a like-new adventure in the eyes of young minds.
The amount of physical activity young children have in the day will significantly contribute to eating and a healthy mind. When children are busy and active, it will help them have a healthier living style.
Parents’ lunch box workshop
Gatton Primary has a healthy school status having achieved Healthy School awards both in 2022 (Bronze) and in 2023 (Silver). As a step towards achieving our long-term goal of becoming a Gold Healthy School, we organised a parent lunchbox workshop which was led by Ms Syeda Syed and Wandsworth Healthy School Lead.
The workshop focused on making good food choices, how to maintain a balanced diet and how this could be translated into creating healthy and balanced meals. The interactive workshop provided parents the opportunity to discuss and sort different foods into their respective food groups. They also learnt about the nutritional value of food as well the impact different foods have on the body and mind. We look forward to seeing a variety of healthy packed lunches!
To enquire about useful services for parents/carers: https://www.nhs.uk/nhs-services/services-near-you/
The National Child Measurement Programme: https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-weight/childrens-weight/national-child-measurement-programme/
Healthy weight children, advice for parents: https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-weight/childrens-weight/healthy-weight-children-advice-for-parents/
How to involve your child in being healthy – Change4life: https://www.nhs.uk/healthier-families/
How to treat head lice and nits: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/head-lice-and-nits/
Healthy sleep tips for children: https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/sleep-and-tiredness/healthy-sleep-tips-for-children/
Ideas for healthier packed lunches
Further information and ideas can be found on the British Nutrition Foundation website: https://www.nutrition.org.uk