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Healthy Eating Week

Updated: Jul 8, 2021

Healthy Eating Week is an annual event created by the BNF (British Nutrition Foundation), to celebrate healthy living and to encourage people to make positive changes to their lifestyle. Healthy Eating Week aims to promote healthy eating, drinking and physical activity. By doing all these, we hope everyone can achieve a healthier way of living.

Each year, the BNF release a new set of health aims. They have 7, one for each day of the week, and draw focus to one of them each day.  The goal is to try new things each day. By trying these things and finding what we enjoy, we can make slight adjustments that work towards a significant health impact.

Healthy Eating Week 2021 focuses on: 

  • Eating more whole grains

  • Varying your vegetables

  • Drinking plenty of water

  • Moving around more

  • Being kind to your mind

  • Getting active together

  • Healthy eating together

There are lots of things you can do to help the well-being of your body and mind. Eating a balanced diet with foods from every food type is a good start. It means eating foods with high levels of nutrients. You can also try foods that contain fats, proteins, and fibre without going overboard! Try starting off making small changes one at a time - you can find out what works for you, and it's more likely to stick. Everyone also has different dietary requirements, so you have to find the balance that's best for you. By cooking and eating healthier meals yourself it will help to be a good role model for your child.

Make time for physical activity in your daily routine. Exercise and physical activity keeps our bodies mobile and keeps us ticking over. There are so many ways to exercise. Whether you're taking a 30-minute walk or playing a full 90 minutes of football, choose something you enjoy and make sure you're drinking plenty of water while you do!

Take a look at some of the ideas online from Startwell Birmingham as they promote healthy eating and physical activities through the 180 Katie, Mickey Me Size and Faye 5 a day characters. More information is available on the website

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