Promoting Healthy Lifestyles – World Health Day

World Health Day
This Sunday is World Health Day!

On the anniversary in which the World Health Organisation was founded, World Health Day is an opportunity to draw attention to global health issues and to recognise that all human beings have a right to health and well being.

This year’s campaign focuses on Primary Care and aims to remind world leaders that everyone should be able to access the health care they need, when and where they need it. Find out more about World Health Day here.

As childcare providers we have a duty to promote healthy lifestyles, support well being, and to teach children about making healthy choices.

What do you do in your setting?

  • Do you encourage healthy food choices, provide opportunities to try new foods and learn where foods come from?
  • Do you provide opportunities and resources to encourage active play both indoors and outdoors?
  • Do you help children to learn about their bodies and promote self-care skills?
  • Do you teach children about hygiene, germs and infection, helping them understand why it is important to wash our hands and keep things clean?
  • Do you help children to learn about the effects of exercise and food choices can have on our bodies?
  • Do you promote positive mindsets and opportunities for children to build on self-esteem.

Why not use World Health Day to reflect on all of the things that you do and to think of new ways in which you can help promote children’s heath and well being.

Take a look at these resources for some further inspiration:

Healthy Living Display  Healthy Eating Activity Ideas   Snack Selector Cards Eat Your Peas Activity Pack SHANARRI Rainbows

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