One-third of primary school kids in Britain are overweight or obese. There are all sorts of different things that should or could be done, but here’s a really simple one that’ll have a massive impact – convincing children to eat more veg. But there’s a problem…many British kids don’t really like veg. In fact, 80% don’t eat enough and 50% of parents say they have given up trying to get their kids to eat 5-a-day. Veg Power is on a ten-year mission to turn around vegetable consumption in the UK. The mission: to get every kid in the UK eating one more portion of veg each day.
Schools and education settings in County Durham can get involved and support the healthy eating mission by including the campaign within their framework. To get involved or find out more visit https://vegpower.org.uk/schools/. For some inspiration why not watch Stephenson Way Academy and how they’ve included the campaign in their education setting on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDfKof_ZmIg
To find out more about the local County Durham offer please visit https://www.vegcities.org/local/county_durham/