SHINE Wiltshire has been focussing on creating healthy lunchboxes this week. The children have explored what constitutes as healthy options and parents have had a look at replacing some high sugar snacks with healthier options. With news focussed on high sugar foods and rotting milk teeth lately, we’ve been able to help advise families what better snacks to have in the cupboards.
A Mum said: “I’d recommend this to any family considering a change. We’ve received great support from SHINE and it’s helped me understand what we can all do as a family to be healthier.”
What is SHINE?
Shine Wiltshire is a 10 week healthy lifestyle programme developed for children aged 7-11 years, specifically designed for young people above their healthy weight . SHINE supports them and their families to make the necessary changes to lead a healthier lifestyle. Each 2 hour weekly session covers various topics on nutrition, food, and physical activity. SHINE really focuses on fun, and children and families that have been involved so far have really enjoyed being part of SHINE and have made some really significant progress too which has been fantastic to see! The SHINE teams are really inspirational and motivational and have lots of various experiences they share with the children and families. The course is free.
Summer Programmes are available to sign up to now!
• Monkton Park Primary School, Chippenham on Tuesdays from 21st April.
• Oasis Academy Longmeadow, Trowbridge on Wednesdays from 22nd April.
• Manor Fields Primary School, Salisbury on Wednesdays from 22nd April.
• Clarendon Junior School, Tidworth on Thursdays from 23rd April.
If you are interested in the SHINE Wiltshire programme please contact the SHINE team at SHINE@wiltshire.gov.uk or Victoria Richardson on 01225 716674.
To download a leaflet or for more information please visit www.activewiltshire.org.uk.
People can check whether they, or anyone in their family, are within the healthy weight range by visiting www.nhs.uk/bmi.