Healthy Schools

Healthy Lifestyles

The Healthy Lifestyles theme incorporates a range of resources, staff training and interventions around the topic areas of healthy eating, physical activity and body image. The Healthy Lifestyles theme aims to promote and develop healthy lifestyle choices in the school age population, preventing and reducing the number of children with excess weight across Manchester. Please contact emma.schneider@cmft.nhs.uk for more information.

Training & Events

Healthy Weight Action Group Meetings

Universal Primary

The 2016 Childhood Obesity Strategy recognises the key role that schools have in supporting healthier eating, physical activity and shaping...

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Change4Life Club Training

Universal Primary

Change4Life Clubs, within a school setting, aims to encourage and support those children who are less active or overweight/underweight to pa...

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Healthy Eating Staff Training

Priority Primary Special

This one hour training session covers the importance of a whole-school approach to healthy eating, Cooking and Nutrition in the na...

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Resources

Food teaching in secondary schools

This framework is a guide to the knowledge and skills expected of secondary school food teachers. It outlines the knowledge and skills that would be developed over time–resulting in exemplary food teaching. Produced by Public Health England and the British Nutrition Foundation.

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Physical Activity Policy

Template Physical Activity/Active Play Policy. The key aim of a whole-school Physical Activity Policy is to develop and promote a range of physical activities for the whole school community throughout the school day and beyond which are underpinned by a supportive ethos and environment. 

This resource is only available for Manchester Schools

Creating a culture and ethos of healthy eating - Practical Guidance

Practical guidance on a whole school approach to healthy eating by the School Food Plan. Ofsted’s new Common Inspection Framework includes a judgment on personal development, behaviour and welfare. As part of reaching this judgment, inspectors will look at the extent to which schools are successfully supporting pupils to gain “knowledge of how to keep themselves healthy” and “make informed choices about healthy eating, [and] fitness” throughout their entire inspection.

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