Change4Life’s new campaign encourages parents to give no more than two packaged snacks per day, to reduce children’s sugar intake. In support of this campaign, Change4Life has created a suite of new resources for primary schools to help inform pupils and families about healthier snacking.
The campaign is launched as Public Health England reveals half the sugar children consume comes from unhealthy snacks and sugary drinks. Children in England are eating nearly three times the recommended amount of sugar, which can lead to obesity and tooth decay.
The new Change4Life teaching resources are curriculum-linked and help pupils to identify healthier snack choices and interpret food labels to understand sugar content. This January, pupils can lead a fun interactive Healthier Snacking Show assembly and invite their parents to see what they have been learning about healthier snacks.
Schools can also use Change4Life’s first-ever school council toolkit, and pupils can champion healthier snacking and share their knowledge with their peers, parents and the school community.
Flexible and easy to use, these resources are differentiated for Reception, Key Stage 1, lower Key
Stage 2 and upper Key Stage 2.
To get the message home, in January 3.6 million Family Snack Challenge leaflets will be distributed via the School Fruit and Veg Scheme to more than 16,500 primary schools.
Teachers can download the resources from the School Zone website, and sign up to the School Zone newsletter to be the first to hear about new resources.