Q. Do You Need Healthy Eating Initiatives in Your School?
A. We can help you start or improve your student’s healthy eating education.
Whole-Approach Initiatives for Schools (WISH)
Obesity is still on the rise with more than a third of UK children classed as overweight/obese. Prevention is critical to avoid dietary-related health issues such as Type 2 diabetes and heart disease, which are being seen at increasingly early ages. We are convinced that learning about healthy eating in schools can play a significant role in tackling childhood obesity and other dietary-related diseases.
Healthy Eating Solutions successfully work in partnership with Food Freedom to offer Whole-approach Initiatives for ScHools (WISH). Our programme offers pupils and their families the confidence, skills and knowledge they need to cook, grow and enjoy nutritious and affordable food.
The aims of WISH are to:
- Reduce the BMI of obese children to a healthy range
- Help children to develop sustainable dietary modifications
- Increase levels of regular physical activity in children through small yet significant incremental changes
- To encourage support from the wider family to ensure continuity and adherence at home
- Raise the understanding of food allergies to reduce prejudice, stigma or bullying
- Prevent the risk of adverse food reactions in school
We are continuously developing our tailored packages to provide literacy and life skills learning, as well as improving healthy eating in schools, reducing the prevalence of childhood obesity and raising the awareness and knowledge of allergies/special dietary requirements.
WISH’s Activities and Workshops include:
WISH Smoothie Bike
- Big Cook Little Cook Cooking Sessions
- Cooking involving drama, exercise or music
- Smoothie Bike
- Allergy Awareness
- Allergy Compliance
- Growing Foods
- Nutritional Advice
Q. Do you Want Your Students to Gain an Insight in the Journey of a Community Nutritionist?
A. Well of course you would like to engage your students. The Guest Lecture talks detail my ups and downs, Q & A and offer invaluable insight of life after graduation.
“Rupert delivered an interactive session to my third year degree students at Nottingham Trent University. The session incorporated a variety of teaching methods, including a selection of tasks, group discussions and a short presentation. Rupert’s approachable manner meant that the students responded to him from the start and remained fully engaged throughout the session.” – Dr Kristy Elliott-Sale, Nottingham Trent University
“I am a first year food scientist and I just wanted to say thank you for the talk earlier it was really inspiring! We only generally hear about what larger companies are doing which is not as applicable for what I would like to do in the future so it was really good to hear about the success and works of a smaller company.” – University of Leeds Student