PECT Provides Food Smart Support For Schools
Helping children and young people to have healthy attitudes and behaviours, along with good evidence based knowledge will enable them to develop the skills and abilities necessary to make informed choices about what they eat and drink, when and why, both now and in the future.
PECT is working as part of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Healthy Schools Service to support schools – through its Food Smart package – to adopt a whole school positive approach towards healthy eating, food and nutrition.
The first step of the Food Smart package is a one-to-one consultation (provided free of charge) to identify the needs of the school and to provide the opportunity to devise a manageable action plan. The following options of support will also be discussed:
- Whole School Assemblies
- Relevant Self-led Lesson Plans & Resources
- Workshop Sessions
- Teacher Training Opportunities
- Parent Engagement Sessions
- Referrals to other supporting services as part of the Healthy Schools partnership
This individual support will help to build awareness and confidence in food education whilst providing interactive and engaging learning for students.
All of the Food Smart lesson plans are designed in mini bite sized activities, for example; a starter activity can be delivered as a discussion point or an assembly with the “hands on” main activity being addressed within a lesson at a later date. The lesson plans also include simple concepts which can be developed into more complex deeper learning elements by the links provided to other relevant resources and information. To make it easier to navigate the Food Smart resources, please see the resource guide. This should help select an appropriate theme and activity for a given age group.
For those schools who want to go the extra distance, PECT is available to support the achievement of the Healthy Eating section of the Healthy Schools Award.
Furthermore, for schools that have already achieved the original Food Smart accreditation or the Healthy Schools award, then there is the option to apply for the Food Smart Ambassador programme which can enable the school to acquire Healthy Schools Ambassador status.
To find out more about PECT visit:PECT – Home Page
To arrange a one-to-one consultation email: [email protected]Food Smart Resources Guide