We are the super Healthy Eaters and our job is to help educate both the school and community more about having a healthier lifestyle. This would include what consists of a balanced diet and what activities you could do.
Who We Are
What We Do
As members of the healthy eating group, we will:
- Discuss the different food groups and see what we have already included in our diets.
- Make recommendations to our school peers on what foods they could include in their diet.
- To discuss with the school dinner company about how we can improve school dinners and make them healthier.
- To liaise with other pupil leadership groups on educating the school community on what a healthy lifestyle means.
- To explore, recreate, test and review healthy, good value meals.
- As members of the healthy eating group, we will discuss different diets to see how suitable they are.
What’s in a healthy packed lunch?
A child at school should have about a third of their daily nutrient requirements at lunchtime. This means they need food that is going to provide them with enough energy, protein, fibre, vitamins and minerals.
A healthy packed lunch should contain a mix of foods from the EatWell Plate. The EatWell Plate shows how much should be eaten from each of the 5 food groups.
A great packed lunch contains:
- A starchy food, such as bread, rolls, pitta bread, rice, noodles. These foods are good for children to fill up on.
- A good source of protein, iron and zinc such as meat, fish, beans, nuts or eggs.
- A good source of calcium such as milk, cheese, yoghurt or fromage frais.
- One portion of fruit and one portion of vegetable or salad to provide all the other vitamins and minerals. A piece of fruit could be a 100% juice or a piece of fresh fruit or dried fruit. A piece of vegetable could be a fresh vegetables such as carrot sticks or salad.
No single food contains all the essential nutrients the body needs to be healthy and function efficiently so it is important that the content of the packed lunch is varied.
What about snacks such as crisps, cakes, pastries and sweets?
These foods should not be included in a school packed lunch. Instead, only be given occasionally at home. Children will then appreciate them more.
If these foods are included in packed lunches they might eat these first and not have the appetite to eat the other foods that will provide them with the important nutrients they need to grow and develop, be healthy and active.
I chose to be a Healthy Eater because I want to encourage more people to eat healthily. As well as that I am excited to try and learn about different food groups and learn new recipes.
I want to be a Healthy Eater because I always wanted to cook. Here, you could get a chance to cook and learn how to eat healthily. Then I will get to help my family to cook. If you want to be a chef when you are older, I think this group will be perfect.
I have always wanted to be a Healthy Eater because I would love to help Churchfields’ families learn to eat more healthily. I also want to discover new, better things we can eat at home.
I would like to be a Healthy Eater at school because I want those around me to realise how important eating healthily is. In my opinion, the government should lower prices of good nutritious food So that those who may be more unfortunate than others can eat healthily.
I want to be a Healthy Eater because I like food that is beneficial for you, and I like cooking as well. I’m excited about changing lives of my close friends and family by telling them how to live more healthily.
I want to be a Healthy Eater to encourage our school community to eat more healthily, and to experiment with different foods. I am excited to learn new food recipes and tell my friends and family about them.
I wanted to be a Healthy Eater because I wanted to learn about many new foods and why they are healthy. I want to encourage my community to eat well and feel healthy every day.
I wanted to join the Healthy Eating group because I want to taste and cook new foods. I also want to teach people how to have a balanced diet. Being healthy is good for your emotions.
I want to be a healthy Eater because I want to try lots of interesting foods from around the world, and learn how to cook new recipes. I also want to keep my body fit.
I want to be a Healthy Eater because I want to make everyone in Churchfields happy and healthy, not just the children, but even the teachers. I also want to try new foods.
Being a Healthy Eater is important to me because I like learning about new types of food. I want to share new knowledge about this with my friends and family. I want to improve the diets of those around me. I like talking about food from around the world.
As a Healthy Eater, I am looking forward to cook and try new things. I will then be able to show my friends how to be healthy like me. I will also be able to share recipes at home.
As a Healthy Eater, I would like to try new food and learn how to make interesting meals.
I want to be a Healthy Eater so I can learn about how to stay fit and healthy. Also, I want to know how I can live longer by doing this.
I want to be a Healthy Eater because I like eating food that is good for my body. I would like the opportunity to try new food and recipes, and share them with others. I want to learn how to make food with ingredients from home.
I chose to be a Healthy Eater because I want to share great recipes with my family. I want to teach people how to have a healthy life and diet – then everyone will be happier.
I want to be a Healthy Eater so I can promote healthy eating to others. If you eat healthily, you can live longer and have a better life.
I want to be a Healthy Eater because this means that I can be healthy and help some people in the world.
I want to be a Healthy Eater because I like food and I like being healthy – a great combination! I like trying to eat healthily so that I can maybe live to be 120 years old, and be a happy old man.
I want to be a Healthy Eater because we are going to cook sometimes and my body will stay healthy. You can eat one treat a week and I want a healthy diet.
As a Healthy Eater I want to try to keep my body fit and healthy. I can also help my family live more healthily too.
I want to be a Healthy Eater because I can learn how to eat more healthily than I do already. I also want to learn about and try new foods, and convince others to eat more healthily.
I am looking forward to being a Healthy Eater because you get to make tiny samples and try them and I love cooking stuff. I love being healthy because it’s my favourite hobby and it helps me to keep a balanced diet.
I wanted to be a Healthy Eater because I want to learn how to be healthy and strong.
As a Healthy Eater, I will learn about how to eat more healthily. Eating good healthy food is important to me.
As a Healthy Eater, I will learn how to cook healthy food and teach my family interesting new foods to be healthy.
I want to be a Healthy Eater because I love to cook. I love chicken, carrots and potatoes, and want to learn new recipes.
I want to be a Healthy Eater so I can stay fit, have a happy life and not be unwell.
I want to be a Healthy Eater as I like to be healthy and I like to cook food.
I want to be a Healthy Eater because I like to eat healthy and I like to cook healthy food.
I want to be a Healthy Eater because I want to stay as healthy as I can.
I want to be a Healthy Eater at school because I am interested in food.