VIKINGS IN THE COMMUNITY
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