The Statistics

So, how bad are we talking?

So, how bad are we talking?

NUTRITION

The 2018 Global Nutrition Report reveals that the global burden of malnutrition is unacceptably high and now affects every country in the world.

SUGAR

More than 4 in 10 children drink sugary drinks daily, children are having three times more sugar than they should.

FRUIT

1 in 3 children do not eat fruit daily.

SNACKS

Children are getting half their sugar intake from sugary drinks and unhealthy snacks.

25%

The Child Measurement Programme for 2017 shows that around a quarter of children aged 4 to 5 are classified as overweight/obese in Wales when they start in primary school. That statistic dramatically worsens to 1 in 3 children by secondary school age. 

An Obesity Epidemic
The UK is in the midst of an obesity epidemic and strong measures need to be taken to tackle childhood obesity if were to prevent this from spiralling out of control.

 

These findings and statistics serve to emphasise the importance of highlighting good nutrition through the school curriculum and through the foods and drinks made available in school.  

 

The recently published School Food plan emphasises that a whole school approach is required to effectively and sustainably change eating habits of schoolchildren. 

 

In addition to school food standards, which ensure that healthy food choices are available, school children need to also be equipped with the knowledge and skills the need to select and prepare food throughout life and this is where our lifestyle workshops can help.

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