The national initiative will take place from 11–15 June.
The British Nutrition Foundation’s (BNF) Healthy Eating Week aims to increase knowledge about healthy eating and wellbeing, physical activity, food provenance and cooking by providing nurseries, schools and other organisations with a series of free resources and challenges to complete throughout the week.
More than 2,000 schools and nurseries, 987,832 children and young people, and 691 workplaces, colleges and universities, with 505,781 adults, have registered to take part so far.
This is three times as many workplace and university registrations compared to this time last year.
BNF Healthy Eating Week registration packs include a variety of activities individually tailored to nursery, primary, secondary and adult age groups.
The week will follow five ‘healthy eating’ themes:
- Have breakfast
- Eat '5 a day' (right)
- Drink plenty
- Get active
- Make a change
A survey will also be distributed to all participants to help the BNF assess the UK’s understanding of health, nutrition and food provenance, as well as looking into common exercise and eating habits.
Roy Ballam, managing director and head of education at the British Nutrition Foundation, said, ‘From young children to high-flying professionals, BNF Healthy Eating Week provides people of all ages with a fantastic opportunity to learn more about healthy eating, and the small daily changes we can all make to improve our health and wellbeing.
‘Participants are encouraged to complete a series of challenges during the week in June, however, this year our materials have been designed especially so that the initiative can be continued all year round.
‘BNF Healthy Eating Week 2017 was the most successful so far, with approximately five million children, students and employees participating. This year, we want to reach even more people and make BNF Healthy Eating Week 2018 the best yet!’
- For more information about BNF Healthy Eating Week 2018, and to register, click here