Healthy Eating and Physical Activity at Rhyl Primary

dc.contributor.authorStainton, Juliaen
dc.coverage.spatialUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Irelanden
dc.description.abstractAim: The main aim was to improve healthy eating and increase physical activity among pupils, resulting in the achievement of the Healthy Schools London Silver and Gold Awards. Methods: The participants in the development work were Key Stage 1 and 2 pupils, parents, parent volunteers, the Deputy Head Teacher, and the HLTA. Methods used to promote healthy eating and physical activity included sending out a Healthy Packed Lunch leaflet, holding a Healthy Eating Poster Competition, running parent workshops, reviewing the cooking and nutrition curriculum, and encouraging parent volunteers. For physical activity, clubs were offered, Sports Champions and Playtime Champions were allocated, and girls-only clubs were introduced. Findings: The main findings are that the number of children eating crisps and drinking sugary drinks has decreased, and the number of girls participating in extra sport has increased. This has resulted in the school achieving the Healthy Schools London Gold Award. Implications: The findings suggest that the school's efforts to promote healthy eating and physical activity have been successful in improving awareness among children and parents, embedding healthy eating behaviours and encouraging physical activity.en
dc.subjectphysical activityen
dc.subjecthealthy eatingen
dc.subjectearly childhood educationen
dc.subjectprimary educationen
dc.titleHealthy Eating and Physical Activity at Rhyl Primaryen
dc.typeResearch Reporten
lrmi.educationallevelISCED Level 0 Early childhood educationen
lrmi.educationallevelISCED Level 1 Primary educationen
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