Lewisham Children & Family Centre

Healthy Eating Week

Each week we have been bringing you activities and information via our Facebook Page and Website helping us all to feel more connected.

This week we will be looking at Healthy Bodies and Minds, staying healthy and active together.

So, what does being “healthy” mean?

“Giving every child the best start in life is crucial to reducing health inequalities across the life course.  The foundations for virtually every aspect of human development- physical, intellectual an emotional – are laid in early childhood.” (Professor Sir Michael Marmot, Fair Society, Healthy Lives, Henry Programme).

“When we think about what children need for a great start, it is impossible to separate their physical, social, cognitive and emotional development.  Children who are emotionally secure and grow up with healthy self-esteem are more likely to have a healthy attitude to food. Enjoyable and interactive family mealtimes promote children’s language and social development.  Children who grow up in an active family are likely to sleep better, and in turn are more able to concentrate, to learn, and to make more of life.  And those who eat healthily and are a healthy weight are more likely to have the energy and the physical ability to play, explore and be active.” Henry- Healthy Start, Brighter Future. (to find out more about Henry please visit their website www.henry.org.uk)

The HENRY website has a section for parents which is full of easy recipes for a healthy balanced diet, with tips on eating well for less

https://www.henry.org.uk/tips/eatingwellforless 

Here is a range of other websites with information and recipes

www.nhs.uk/change4life/recipes 

www.henry.org.uk/homepage/resources/healthy-recipes 

www.asdagoodliving.co.uk/food/amazing-meals-made-from-store-cupboard-staples 

cookingonabootstrap.com/category/recipes-food/ 

www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/category/books/keep-cooking-and-carry-on/ 

If you need support accessing food please see Lewisham Local website for information about Food Banks and arranging food parcels.

Request Support

 

If you would like to get any support with your child’s eating please use the contact form on our home page and one of the team will get back to you. 

 

Join us on Facebook each weekday morning at 9.30am for different themed activities.

Here is this weeks first activity – Make a Healthy Super Hero Plate

A round up of all the weeks activities will be posted on the Healthy Eating Week page for you to access again and again.

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