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This week’s MEND news! - 14 January 2016

Hi St Stephens Primary!

As part of our MEND in Schools session this week we were talking about the importance of eating 5 servings of fruit and vegetables every day!

We should try to eat a variety of fruit and vegetables every day, this is because every fruit and vegetable contains different vitamins and minerals that we need to eat stay healthy. We like to think of this as eating a rainbow!

Here are some helpful tips on how to increase your fruit and vegetable intake:

Add a portion of fruit to your breakfast, blueberries and strawberries work really well on porridge, Weetabix or yoghurt.
Swap MEND-unfriendly snacks like crisps and biscuits for fruit and veggies (a banana or an apple costs around 20p at the supermarket, about half the price of most chocolate bars or packets of crisps).
Buy fruit and vegetables loose rather than pre-packaged. Loose fruit and veg can be as little as half the price.
Can you think of any other ways to eat more fruit and vegetables?  You can tell us your ideas when you see us at school next week!

Whole school weekly challenges

Physical activity

Find 3 places near to St Stephens or near to where you live where you can go swimming

SUPERDUDE TIP- I heard that sometimes you go swimming with school, you can use this swimming pool as 1 of the 3 places that you find!

Nutrition challenge:

Help your grown up cook a meal and report back on what meal you cooked next week!

SUPERDUDE TIP- Try one of the recipes in the Family Handbook- they are yummy and healthy!

Let us know how you get on! If you need any support in succeeding in your weekly challenge, we are happy to help!

Family Workshop

Our first Family Workshop is this coming Wednesday 20 January 3.30-4.30 for year 1 and year 4 parents and children.  We are looking forward to meeting you, playing some fun games and learning about the eatwell plate.  Please come wearing comfortable shoes and clothing.

Healthy regards,

Jo and Alex