Cropredy Church of England Primary School set up a Change4Life club earlier this year and has seen it grow from strength to strength. Pupils from years 3,4 and 5 have been enjoying lots of fun activities together with two of the Schools very dedicated Teaching Assistants.
As well as playing fun activities and making their own very inventive games, pupils have been very concerned with healthy eating. Having discovered the Change 4 Life ‘Sugar smart app’, they have set about spreading the word and promoting some healthy food swaps.
To really publicise the importance of healthy eating they decided that they wanted to present to the whole School during an assembly. They used the app to scan barcodes of foods and asked the audience whether they thought the sugar content would be higher or lower than the previous scanned item. They found that in a lot of cases the audience wrongly guessed, highlighting the need to really look and see exactly what goes into the food we all eat on a daily basis. They also suggested some tasty food swaps to eat rather than those high in sugar.
At the end of the assembly, the C4L gang handed out free packs to all pupils so that they could go home and spread the word further. Most pupils also asked moms and dads to download the app and scan food when they are out shopping.
For more information, ideas and practical resources relating healthy eating and moving more, visit Change4Life School Zone.
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