Resources

Healthy Lifestyles

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, physical activity and body image. Resources to support parental engagement and pupil voice work are also available on request.

Please contact emma.schneider@cmft.nhs.uk for more information.

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, and incorporates a range of resources, staff training and interventions around the topic areas of healthy eating, physical activity and body image.

Resources

Core competences for children and young people aged 5 to 16 years

The competences represent core skills and knowledge around the themes of Diet (food and drink), Consumer Awareness, Cooking (Food Preparation and Handling skills), Food Safety and Active Lifestyles (physical activity) and provide an essential benchmark. These competences were produced by the British Nutrition Foundation, Public Health England, the Food Standards Agency and the Welsh Government.

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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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Daily Mile Presentation

PowerPoint Slides from The Daily Mile Launch. The Daily Mile is a simple initiative to improve the mental, emotional, social and physical wellbeing of children and young people across Manchester.

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Food teaching in primary schools

A guide to the knowledge and skills expected of primary school teachers who teach children about food. 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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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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Happy Being Me

A resource to promote positive body image in Year 5 and 6.

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Manchester Healthy Schools' Recipe Book

Back in Autumn 2017, we invited primary school pupils to use their knowledge and creativity to design a healthy meal, snack or dessert. After a difficult judging process, we are delighted with the winning recipes and are proud to showcase their efforts within our new Healthy Schools' Recipe Book. The winning schools were Abbott Community Primary School, St Anthony's RC Primary School, St Paul's CofE Primary School, Alma Park Primary School, Bowker Vale Primary School, Broad Oak Primary School, Charlestown Community Primary and Northenden Community Primary. 


If you would like any hard copies of the Recipe Booklet, please contact emma.schneider@mft.nhs.uk

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Manchester Physical Education, School Sport and Physical Activity Strategy 2016 - 2021

This strategy outlines a clear vision, priority and outputs for Physical Education, School Sport and Physical Activity (PESSPA) in Manchester.

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Packed lunch leaflet

Packed lunch leaflet

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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. 

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School Food Standards Guidance

A practical guide to The School Food Standards for schools, their cooks and caterers

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Template Food and Drink in School Policy (Primary)

Template Food and Drink Policy (Primary)

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Template Food and Drink Policy (Secondary)

Template Food and Drink Policy (Secondary)

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Why We Eat What We Eat

Why We Eat What We Eat is the Manchester Healthy Schools Healthy Eating curriculum. There are three lessons per year group, for Year 1-6.

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