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Healthy Schools

Healthy Lifestyles

The Healthy Lifestyles theme incorporates a range of resources, staff training and interventions around the topic areas of healthy eating and physical activity. 

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.

Training & Events

Manchester Healthy Schools is committed to raising awareness about the importance of healthy lifestyles and equipping staff with the knowledge and understanding about a multi-faceted approach to reducing obesity among children and young people. 

Training has been developed to support schools to develop healthy eating policies and best practice around encouraging physical activity for all ages.

Our universal training is available for all schools that have completed the Health Check. 

Schools that have prioritised Healthy Lifestyles this year will have access to a wider selection of ‘in-house’ training and support to ensure that they are able to make significant progress in this area.

Please find a full list of training available to support Healthy Lifestyles below. Bespoke training for secondary schools and special schools is available on request.

For more information please contact Cassandra.Cox@mft.nhs.uk.

Healthy Lifestyles

Creating a Culture of Healthy Eating - Drop In Session

5th March 2024


Online


Creating a culture of healthy eating in your school can empower your pupils to make healthier choices now and in the future. These drop in sessions have been developed to offer you one to one support...
Healthy Lifestyles

Making Breaktimes Active for All

21st March 2024

1 hour


Online


This training will look at the role of active break times in supporting pupils' health and well being. It will explore ways of making break times more active and look at ways of supporting all pupils...
Healthy Lifestyles

Creating a Culture of Healthy Eating - Drop In Session

29th April 2024


Online


Creating a culture of healthy eating in your school can empower your pupils to make healthier choices now and in the future. These drop in sessions have been developed to offer you one to one support...
Healthy Lifestyles

Understanding Childhood Obesity

1st May 2024

1.5 hours


Online


Childhood Obesity is a complex and often misunderstood disease which can massively impact an individual's physical and mental health. This training will explore the causes of childhood obesity, consi...
Healthy Lifestyles

Importance of Sleep on Health and Wellbeing

7th May 2024

1 hour


Online


This session explores the importance of sleep, good sleep hygiene practices, and information on sleep physiology. It will also look at the link between sleep and mental and physical health. It will s...
Healthy Lifestyles

Safer Active Travel

13th May 2024

1.5 hours


Online


This training covers the benefits of using active travel including walking, cycling and scooting while knowing how children can keep safe and avoid road related injuries. The session provides informat...

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TESTIMONIALS

Thank you so much Cassie

Your team's involvement with this project has been amazing

Healthy Eating Session

100% of parents who attended said they found the session useful.

Parents Session – Healthy Packed lunches

Great to have you visit this morning - I think the session was really valuable for the parents who attended and the multi-agency approach worked really well! Thank you so much! 

Healthy Eating Session

Thank you so much for today's coffee morning and Healthy Schools session.

The parents enjoyed it and were really engaged throughout the session. I know that they have gained from today's session and will hopefully apply their new found knowledge in their homes.

I really appreciated your involvement and interaction with the parents and I am pretty sure that they did too.

Parents Coffee Morning

Thanks so much for this. The LOs couldn’t sing your praises enough! They are keen to do more work on this so thank you so much. They also said they got some tips for home! 

Positive Dining Room Experience and Healthy Eating Training

RESOURCES

There are a range of curriculum linked resources (Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 4) to support the promotion of Healthy Lifestyles, including resources around healthy eating and physical activity.

Resources to support parental engagement and pupil voice work are also available on request.

If you are a school engaged with us we suggest that you log in prior to viewing resources so these can be recorded in your school dashboard.

If you are struggling to find resources around a related topic area, please do get in touch to let us know: Cassandra.cox@mft.nhs.uk.