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Change4Life launches resources for primary schools: Our Healthy Year

A new Change4Life initiative, Our Healthy Year, 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).

Our Healthy Year will help schools to run a whole year of fun, healthy, curriculum-linked activity and, in doing so, will support parents who are looking for ideas to help live healthier lives.

The Our Healthy Year initiative launches following the Department of Health's recently published Childhood Obesity: A Plan For Action, which states that primary schools should deliver 30 minutes of moderate to vigorous activity for pupils every day through active break times, physical education (PE), extra-curricular clubs and active lessons. Parents and carers will be encouraged to provide another daily 30 minutes outside of school.

More than 16,000 primary schools across England will receive the Change4Life Our Healthy Year Reception and Year 6 teaching toolkits this term. The toolkits will include curriculum-linked activity ideas, a classroom poster, stickers and inspiration for whole-school activities. Supporting resources will be available to download from the Change4Life School Zone online, including take-home activities for children and parents, as well as resources for school nurses. The activities include direct links to the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum, Early Learning Goals and the Year 6 Literacy and Maths curricula.

You can access the toolkits and resources here.

Page Published: 22/09/2016