Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Healthy Lifestyle services provides free programme offers to support schools to embed physical activity and healthy eating into the daily lives of children and their families.
There are four programmes available:
Healthy You, Healthy Me – This is a classroom-based series of lessons focusing on healthy eating including physical activity games. This consists of 5 lessons for both KS1 and KS2, covering topics such as the Eatwell guide, healthy breakfast, snacks and lunchbox, energy balance and fats salts and sugars. Lessons can be accessed individually or delivered as a full series.
Target – KS1 and 2
Please note – due to the current Covid-19 situation, this is being provided in the form of lesson plans and resources to enable school staff to deliver these sessions, rather than an external deliverer coming into the school.
Healthy You – Active 4 Ten – Following the themes from Healthy You Healthy Me, these ten-minute videos can be played in the classroom, assembly or PE lesson to get children moving whilst learning the basics about healthy eating.
Target – KS1 and 2
Healthy You Crew – Schools will recruit 4-6 ‘Healthy Eating Ambassadors’ – ideally Y5 pupils. The ‘Healthy You Crew’ will gain access to online sessions focused around healthy eating / nutrition, at a time that suits them. Each session will end with a small challenge/task for the Healthy You Crew to take to the wider school to complete. A notice board with photos/ work arising from the various activities undertaken will be kept as evidence. After the 5th session has been completed the school will be sent a certificate and will be signposted to the wider Healthy Schools initiative if necessary.
Target – KS2 (year 5), but will engage the wider school
Schools can access this offer through their School Sport Partnership.
Alive N Kicking is a six-week continuous school programme delivered by Nutritionists and Physical Activity Specialists. The aim of the programme is to raise awareness of healthy eating and physical activity, and to allow children to explore how they can positively impact their own lives through food and activity choices.
Each week a Nutritionist will deliver a workshop via Microsoft Teams on a variety of nutrition topics (detailed in the table below). Schools will also be provided access to six pre-recorded exercise videos that can be streamed in school each week.
Take-home materials and homework challenges will provide families with an opportunity to set whole family goals, work together to overcome hurdles and barriers to healthy eating and to be more active as a family. Parents will also receive a guide which contains information and resources that are delivered during the programme.
All resources, including worksheets, parent booklets and homework activities will be provided to the school by the Healthy You team.This programme will be particularly beneficial for schools with higher levels of overweight and obese pupils according to NCMP data.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic this programme is currently being delivered virtually
|Intervention duration||6 Weeks 1 hour (Split between nutrition workshop and physical activity session)|
|Cost||Free to all schools in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough|
|Takes Place||During school time|
|Group size||Up to 30 pupils|
|Topics covered within nutrition workshops||Eat Well Guide and Breakfast 5 a DayFood Safety and Cooking SkillsSchool Lunches Sugar and Sugary Drinks Shopping, Fast food, and Snack Attack|
Healthy You Self-Delivery Packs Available Free Of Charge
All packs comprise of: Teachers’ Notes, A Slide Presentation and Supporting Resources (hard-copies of which can be provided on request)
Healthy You; Healthy Eating –Is a series of resources that can help embed the Health Education curriculum and support the delivery of sessions based on food and nutrition. In addition to Healthy Eating, programme packs are available that address breakfast choices, takeaways, sugars and fluids and snacks.
Target: KS 3 and 4
Healthy You; Healthy Body –Packs to support the planning and delivery of the PSHE curriculum include:
Healthy Teeth (KS1 and 2)
Stress – SATs
Stress – Transition
Healthy You; Healthy Body – Packs to support the planning and delivery of the PSHE curriculum include:
Target: KS 3 and 4
Please request the password to gain access to the files by clicking here: HealthySchools@healthyyou.org.ukHealthy You Healthy Eating Body Delivery Packs
You can request anyone of the Healthy You programmes to be delivered in school for free by emailing: