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Long Term Strategies To Reduce Obesity03

  1. 1. Other ideas we will incorporate into primary schools to help reduce obesity and encourage more healthy lifestyles for the children and their families
  2. 2. Ways to reduce obesity over the year <ul><li>Removing food from canteen </li></ul><ul><li>Peer supporters </li></ul><ul><li>Homework </li></ul><ul><li>Parent workshops </li></ul><ul><li>Kids cooking classes </li></ul><ul><li>Breakfast options </li></ul><ul><li>30 minutes activity per day </li></ul><ul><li>After-school sports </li></ul>
  3. 3. Removing food from canteen <ul><li>Our vision is to give the school canteen a makeover </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Removing all food high in fat and sugar, replacing them with new and exciting healthy options. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We will also attempt to make it affordable and accessible. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Peer supporters <ul><li>In order to encourage leadership and responsibility among the older students of the school: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Older senior students will form a group called the &quot;Healthy Heroes”. These students will be selected for being good role models, and will be encouraged to model healthy behaviours themselves. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The “Healthy Heroes” will encourage the other children to eat healthy foods. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Each week, they will select several students that they think have been setting a good example of healthy eating, or are making a conscious effort to improve their eating and exercise habits. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>During assemblies, the “Healthy Heroes” will award these students with a certificate and a badge that they are allowed to wear with their school uniform, encouraging others to follow their good example. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Homework <ul><li>Homework tasks such worksheets, reading assignments, research, and speeches will be set on topics around healthy eating and healthy lifestyles. </li></ul><ul><li>Each child will also be expected to keep a food log at the beginning of each term to keep track of what they are eating. This can be analysed in class as part of class work during the year. </li></ul><ul><li>They will be required to set goals to improving their eating habits and parents will be notified about these goals for extra encouragement. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Parent workshops <ul><li>One night a week through out the school year, we will run a parent workshop for that wish to learn more about the food and environment they are providing for their families. </li></ul><ul><li>This will include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Healthier meal ideas and practical classes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ways in which the family can exercise together </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ways in which families can work together for a healthier future </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Kids cooking classes <ul><li>After school, we will offer cooking classes for children. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>They will learn how to cook and bake healthier options to make at home with their family </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We will attempt to provide the children with the ability and knowledge to create healthy meals with their families. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>These classes will also be fun and educational, so the children also learn about why we need to eat healthy options. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The children will be able to take recipes home to try with their families. </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Breakfast options <ul><li>Children who have had no breakfast at home will be able to come to the school office, where they can be provided with some healthy breakfast options. </li></ul><ul><li>This service is only for children who do not eat breakfast at home, as a last resort to keep them going through out the day. </li></ul><ul><li>The children will be taught about the importance of eating breakfast, and a notice sent home to their parents requesting that they are given breakfast prior to coming to school. </li></ul>
  9. 9. 30 minutes activity per day <ul><li>According to the SPARC Physical Activity guidelines for children and young people (5-18 years), and in line with SPARC’s “Push Play” campaign, every day children should: </li></ul><ul><li>“ throughout each day, do 60 minutes or more of moderate to vigorous physical activity”. </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.sparc.org.nz/getting-active/activity-guidelines </li></ul><ul><li>http://www,sparc.org.nz/pushplay/overview </li></ul><ul><li>To help the children achieve this, we will allow 30 minutes of every school day to some form of fun physical activity: dancing, playing games, aerobics etc. </li></ul>
  10. 10. After-school sports <ul><li>The children will be actively encouraged to join an after school sports team. </li></ul><ul><li>Many options of different sports will be offered, with supportive and encouraging coaches from within the school community. </li></ul><ul><li>Inter-class and inter-school competitions will be organised to get the children more active by playing these sports. </li></ul>