Healthy Eating Week 2019!
As it was Healthy Eating Week last week, i-teachers decided we had to get involved! The British Nutrition Foundation initiative encourages various organisations and schools across the UK to take a keen interest in the types of food and drink they consume, and try a new and refreshing diet consisting of healthy foods and drink.
Healthy Eating week is used to promote physical activity and healthy living, and every year they set 5 challenges for everyone taking part to follow, and see if they can complete!
The challenges are….
- Have breakfast
- Have 5 A DAY
- Drink plenty
- Get active
- Sleep well
So, here at i-teachers we challenged our team to find the healthiest lunch they can! Here’s what they brought in…..
Hamid – Brown rice and lamb mince, with fruit for a side!
Olivia – Superfood Salad with mint vinaigrette!
Holly – Homemade Jerk Chicken with rice and vegetables!
Joe – Turkey mince with sweet potato mash and broccoli, seasoned with cumin!
Jack – Pasta with sundried tomatoes and feta cheese!
Jamie – Ham salad with pita bread!
Amy – Mixed salad from freshly chopped! – Winner for best looking lunch!
Shehla – Mango fruit box!
We discussed all the benefits of a healthy lifestyle, both for our team and i-teachers, and chatted through how this initiative helps our schools, teachers and children!
- Enhances health and wellbeing
- Enhances self-esteem
- Reduces stress
- Improves mental health
- Improves staff morale
- Increases job satisfaction
- Increases productivity and production
- Decreases ‘absenteeism’ and ‘presenteeism’
- Decreases sickness cost
- Reduces staff turnover
- Reduces occupational accidents and injury
- Provides an opportunity for team building
- Demonstrates to the wider community that
- the health and wellbeing of staff is important to your organisation
This list can be found on the British Nutrition Foundation’s website, alongside lots of other top tips. We are going to see if we can keep the healthy eating up, can you too?