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TCS London Mini Marathon

All schools across the UK can be part of the world’s biggest marathon by signing up to the 2022 TCS Mini London Marathon in schools.

The challenge is for children to complete 2.6 miles by running, jogging, walking or wheeling in their school between Monday 26 September and Friday 21 October. Any school can take part and it’s suitable for all ages and abilities. There’s lots of resources on the website and every finisher receives a commemorative pin badge completely free of charge. Find out more and sign up here .

CLCH Oral Health Promotion Team

Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust (CLCH) Oral Health Promotion Team are a dedicated team who specialise in the care and support of oral health for children and their families.

Despite being a preventable disease, dental decay remains the top reason for hospital non-emergency admissions for 5–9-year-olds across the boroughs with many children having teeth extracted under a general anaesthesia. Poor oral health may also result in poor general health as well as:

  • Oral infection and discomfort/pain.
  • Difficulty eating, sleeping, talking, and socialising due to pain.
  • Absence from nursery due to sleepless nights caused by toothache or by visits to the dentist for treatment

The following support is available:

  • Oral Health training to Staff in Early Years, Children Centres, and Schools (face to face or virtual)
  • Visits to Stay and Play groups at Children Centres where information and resources are shared with families
  • Parents sessions (face to face or virtual) 
  • Attend coffee mornings at schools to promote oral health messages
  • Provide resources to improve oral health in your setting 
  • Offer various support in promoting oral health if you have chosen Oral Health for your HEYL Silver/Gold award project

For further information, please contact 

Fiona – f.flynn3@nhs.net

Rachael – Rachael.crosbie@nhs.net

Resources for Breast-Feeding Parents

The GP Infant Feeding Network  has a wide range of resources to support parents who are breast feeding.

Road Safety Week (14 - 20 November 2022)

Road Safety Week is Brake's biggest annual road safety campaign. Every year, thousands of schools, organisations and communities get involved to shout out for our right to make safe and healthy journeys every day.

Getting involved can help you to meet the HEYL Bronze criteria and to design a HEYL Silver/Gold project on this topic.

For more information and to download resources, visit here. 

 

Guidance on physical activity for children and young people with disabilities

The UK Chief Medical Officers have released the first ever guidance on physical activity for children and young people with disabilities aged 2-17 years. There is an:

  • Evidence review - Findings of the health benefits and potential risks of physical activity for children and young people who have disabilities.
  • and an infographic, to summarise the results.
Smile Project

The SMILE (School Meals Initiative for Learning Healthy Eating) project seeks to educate and empower KS1 children to make healthy food choices. The two main components of the programme are the roll out of health promoting trays designed to help children eat and learn the correct portion sizes for the main food groups for a healthy balanced diet. Alongside this are the delivery of healthy eating discussions with children and if possible parents. Taking part would of course benefit KS1 children and their parents, but as a school it could also be used for the Healthy Schools London award and contributes towards PHSE healthy lifestyle delivery. If you are interested in your school taking part in this project, please fill in the expression of interest form.  You will be informed if your school meets the eligibility criteria and/or when your school can start the project (as it is run in cohorts).

Healthy Start Vouchers

The NHS Healthy Start Scheme is for those who want to give their child and themselves the healthiest start in life. The new prepaid card allows you to get at least £4.25 a per week of food staples & check your balance at nearby ATMs with the Mastercard logo.  If you’re pregnant or have a child under the age of 4, you could be entitled to receive a prepaid card to support the cost of healthy essentials.

There are many benefits to joining the NHS Healthy Start Scheme. It could take as little 5 minutes to see if you qualify and to complete the online application form. Find out more here.

Brain Breaks!

Brain breaks are mental and physical activities to break up a period of concentration. They may be particular useful after spending long periods sitting or using technology. The brain break may be relaxing or energizing, but they are always intended to get the body and mind going and help children focus once they return to normal classroom activities.

This resource from Anna Freud is designed for:

  • children of all ages
  • use with a whole class

Depending of the age of the children, the brain breaks could be used every hour or less for around five minutes. Try to use a variety, and fit them well to the mood and situation. For example, you should choose an active brain break if the previous activity is sedentary, or a maths-related one if you have been studying a different topic.

To download the resource click here

Start Talking Guide

Sex Education Forum together with The Fostering Network have launched their new digital resource to help foster carers navigate relationships and sex education conversations.  
The guide conveys a ‘can do’ message from young people with care experience, and is steeped in practical tips and advice from foster carers.  
This new resource is free to download and will be relevant to foster carers, parents, social workers, virtual school heads, school nurses and educators.

Healthy Eating Week: 13th June - 17th June

The big message for the Week this year is, Eat well for you and the planet! Each day of the Week will have a different theme:

  • Monday: Focus on fibre - for meals and snacks
  • Tuesday: Get at least 5 A DAY - put plenty on your plate
  • Wednesday: Vary your protein - be more creative
  • Thursday: Stay hydrated - fill up from the tap
  • Friday: Reduce food waste - know your portions

BNF are busy working on activity packs, posters, health trackers, certificates and online events to help everyone have an enjoyable, healthy week! Look out for these on their website

See the flyer on their website for more information

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