VIK­INGS IN THE COM­MU­NITY

Runcorn & Widnes Weekly News - - Yourviews -

A HEALTHY eat­ing ini­tia­tive run in schools by Widnes Vik­ings is prov­ing to be a ma­jor suc­cess.

Eat Like A Pro ses­sions are be­ing de­liv­ered with long term part­ners the Hal­ton Health Im­prove­ment Team.

The ini­tia­tive pro­motes the ben­e­fits of healthy eat­ing to those on the ‘Game Changer’ pro­gramme and is taught to chil­dren from each year group who take part in the ses­sions.

Vik­ings health and ac­tiv­ity coach Adam Daniels said: “This ini­tia­tive is a great one that can com­pli­ment the work that we are try­ing to do in the Game Changer pro­gramme.

“Whilst we are teach­ing the chil­dren about phys­i­cal ex­er­cise and get­ting them ac­tive on the play­ground, the Hal­ton Health Im­prove­ment Team are help­ing them to learn about the pros and cons of a healthy eat­ing.”

The aim is to help teach stu­dents and par­ents about the ben­e­fits of a healthy eat­ing through a num­ber of work­shops, and be­ing en­gag­ing towards the chil­dren to en­sure that key mes­sages are pro­moted through­out the ses­sions.

The Game Changer project is sup­ported by the Im­prov­ing Me Van­guard.

Lisa Tay­lor from Hal­ton Bor­ough Coun­cil said: “Eat Like A Pro is the healthy eat­ing el­e­ment of the Game Changer pro­gramme de­liv­ered by Hal­ton’s Health Im­prove­ment Team.

“Eat like a Pro has been re­ally well re­ceived in the schools in which we have run the ses­sion in to date.

“The pro­gramme is very in­ter­ac­tive, fea­tur­ing Tommy the Su­per League rugby player and the chil­dren can help Tommy make health­ier choices in what he eats and drinks.” ●

Widnes Vik­ings’ Eat Like A Pro ini­tia­tive is prov­ing to be a suc­cess in schools as part of the Game Changer project sup­ported by the Im­prov­ing Me Van­guard

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