Healthy Living

Whole Grain Food: food that contains all three ‘bits’ of a grain- the bran (fibrous outer layer), endosperm (inner part) and germ (heart of the grain kernel). It can be found in brown rice, whole grain bread and pasta, corn tortillas and popcorn.

Fact: it is well known that the Mediterranean diet is one of the healthiest in the world; lots of fresh fruit and vegetables, wholegrain cereals, nuts, fish, some dairy and olive oil as the main source of fat. Try introducing a ‘Monday- Mamma Mia Mediterranean Menu’ to your school canteen.

Visit our Healthy Living Pinterest for lots of great ideas to inspire your topic work

Mindfulness Minutes

Thanks to a generous donation Eco-Schools have been able to create Mindfulness Minutes: a national call to action aimed at promoting mental well-being in schools across England.

Mindfulness Minutes Seven Step Guide

Many of us live our lives rushing through the school day, blink and it’s the end of term. Life is happening, but we may not notice due to everything else that is going on in our school environment.

This week long project aims to get pupils and school staff thinking about, and actively promoting, positive mental health and well-being.

Ganton School, Hull

Over the last few years Ganton has worked hard on a Healthy Living and Biodiversity project. We have found that the key to maximising the potential of an eco-curriculum is to have subject areas that are key drivers. In a specialist school Healthy Living is an obvious choice; in this instance we teamed it with bee and butterfly conservation to fantastic affect. Our project quickly became so much more than Healthy Living. We now have a 'Cycle Safari' social enterprise that is staffed by our students and ran for profit. The project generates money by inviting school groups, mums and toddlers, community groups and other SEN charities to enjoy cycling, conservation and gardening activities. All profits are reinvested in our eco-activities. The project has been a vehicle for raising employability, self-worth and social skills. It has been a HUGE success and transformed our life skills curriculum.

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