Healthy eating week

In recent years, the health of the nation has regularly been called into question. Government statistics show that two-thirds of adults, a quarter of 2- to 10-year-olds, and one-third of 11- to 15-year-olds in the UK are overweight or obese.

The continued health of students is one of our top priorities, and that is why we are celebrating Healthy Eating Week. At Hawthorn Primary School, we believe that we have a responsibility to teach students about making healthy choices when it comes to food, and the British Nutrition Foundation’s Healthy Eating Week is a great opportunity for us to discuss this topic.


Healthy Eating Week was promoted throughout all classes here at Hawthorn with children encouraged to, think about sleeping well and getting their five a day, the school canteen supported these activities, and innovative posters and messages about healthy eating have been displayed around the school.

Children were also encouraged along with their class teacher to use the vegetable grown in our edible playground in order to make tasty and nutritious snacks. To further promote the event, students were also asked to think about where our food comes from and to research the continents that that our food has grown in…this made for some awesome food tasting lessons!