Kids get healthy at town school

MHDE-10-01-12-healthy-Jan20'Pupils at the Southbrook Junior School, are taking part in a new campaign to promote healthy eating.'picturedfrom the left, Alina Neculai.Megan Bennett- Davies,Chloe Jones,Chloe Spencer,Kyle Spencer,and Lauren McDonough.
MHDE-10-01-12-healthy-Jan20'Pupils at the Southbrook Junior School, are taking part in a new campaign to promote healthy eating.'picturedfrom the left, Alina Neculai.Megan Bennett- Davies,Chloe Jones,Chloe Spencer,Kyle Spencer,and Lauren McDonough.

A PRIMARY school has kick-started the new year with a healthy eating campaign for pupils.

Southbrook Junior School is aiming to improve the health of its youngsters by educating them about which sorts of food are good for you.

Headteacher Nick Atherton said: “We have come up with a strategy to improve health and diet in line with Government suggestions.

“Our aim is to increase the amount of fruit, vegetables and healthy snacks children bring to school which, in turn, will hopefully reduce the amount of unhealthy snacks such as sweets and chocolates.

“We want to get the children into better habits.

“We are planning on having a healthy eating day at school and we will also be handing out house points to children who bring in healthy snacks. The best class each week will win a healthy food award.”

Healthy eating: Pupils, from left, Alina Neculai, Megan Bennett-Davies, Chloe Jones, Chloe Spencer, Kyle Spencer and Lauren McDonough, with their snacks.

Picture by Jass Lall. (MHDE-10-01-12-healthy-Jan20)