The East Sussex Healthy Schools programme


Healthy eating

Rates of children who are overweight or obese continues to rise nationally and locally. Did you know 1 in 3 children leave primary school carrying too much weight? This can lead to type 2 diabetes, heart disease and cancer later in life. It can also have an effect on their emotional and mental wellbeing.

A whole-school approach to food includes, and goes beyond, lunchtimes and teaching in the classroom. A good school food culture can help children to develop healthy eating attitudes and behaviours.

As you complete this theme of your School Health Check Review, you may find there is criteria you have rated as RI or inadequate that you would like to focus on developing and improving.

Under each criteria we have provided some example resource links to support you. The resources listed here are just a few examples, our Health Improvement Team can provide you with support with all areas of the School Health Check.

Please do get in touch with us at for the most up to date resources. Please note any resources listed are not necessarily recommendations, just an acknowledgment of their availability.

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