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BDA
www.teenweightwise.com
Provides unbiased, easy-to-follow hints and tips based on the latest evidence to help teenagers manage their weight for good
British Dietetic Association
www.bda.uk.com
Website of the professional association for dieticians includes news, publications, information about education and training and lots more.

British Heart Foundation — Children
www.bhf.org.uk/cbhf
Fun, interactive site with cool recipes and games to help you keep your heart healthy.

British Nutrition Foundation
www.nutrition.org.uk
A scientific and educational charity whose website includes information for schools about healthy meals. There's a section for teachers as well as resources, recipes and ideas for lessons or school cookery clubs.

Comcat Services Ltd
www.heatingengineerleicester.co.uk
Comcat is our gas and plumbing maintenance providers.

Consensus Action on Salt and Health (CASH)
www.hyp.ac.uk/cash/
CASH is a group of specialists concerned with salt and its effects on health, working to reach a consensus with the Government and the food industry on the harmful effects of a high salt diet. The website has loads of information on how much salt is healthy and the high levels found in processed food.

Constipation in Children
www.embarrassingproblems.co.uk/analconstipation_a.htm
Many children in Britain suffer from constipation and the most common cause is a diet lacking in fluid and fibre. Scroll down the page on this website and in the paragraph headed 'Increase the amount of fibre in the diet' there's a link to a helpful checklist of high and medium fibre foods.

Department of Health
Download a leaflet "5 A DAY made easy".

Eat Well, Be Well
www.eatwell.gov.uk/foodlabels/understandlabels/
Food labels can be very confusing with all their different terms and symbols. This interactive site helps you work out what they mean.

End Factory Farming
www.factoryfarming.org.uk/whatis.html
The low-down on the abuse of animals in factory farming. Sign the pledge and receive an information pack.

Food a fact of life
www.foodafactoflife.org.uk
Produced by the British Nutrition Foundation, this website provides teachers and primary children with accurate, up-to-date information on food, cooking and healthy eating. The site provides advice, support and downloadable resources for teachers, fun interactive activities for children and supports healthy schools intitiatives.

Food in Schools
www.foodinschools.org
The Food in Schools (FiS) programme is a joint venture between the Department of Health (DH) and the Department for Education and Skills (DfES). This site provides guidance for anyone working in or with a school on food related activities throughout the school day - including teachers, parents, school governors, head teachers, pupils and health professionals. Ideas on how to implement a whole school approach to food education and healthy eating. Links in with the National Healthy Schools Programme.

Food Standards Agency
www.eatwell.gov.uk
Government agency with lots of useful information on how to eat a more healthy diet and how to go veggie.

Hyperactive Children's Support Group
www.hacsg.org.uk
Britain's leading proponent of a dietary approach to the problem of hyperactivity. Publications are available from the website.

Just Eat More (fruit & veg)
http://www.nhs.uk/LiveWell/5ADAY/Pages/5ADAYhome.aspx
Great site from the NHS with information for families and teens on how to eat more fruit and vegetables. Check out the Vegetable Makeover section on how to glam up those greens. There's also a downloadable wall chart for children.

Leicestershire County Council
www.leics.gov.uk
Provides information on the full range of services provided by Leicestershire County Council for Leicestershire residents

Leicestershire Healthy Schools Programme
www.leicestershirehealthyschools.org.uk
Helping Leicestershire schools achieve National Healthy School status.

Leicestershire Nutrition and Dietetic Service
www.lnds.nhs.uk
Provides information about LNDS and the resources and services we provide more easily accessible to health and social care professionals, patients and the public

Our Bodies, Our Health www.channel4.com/learning/microsites/I/ict/ourbodies/health/
Online diary that builds up a picture of what children eat across Britain. Teachers have to register, then children in their schools can enter information about what they've eaten, which is added to nationwide data about children's diets.

School Food Trust
www.schoolfoodtrust.org.uk
‘Eat better, Do better’. This easy to digest site promotes the education and health of children and young people by improving the quality of food supplied and consumed in schools. Good for national guidelines, standards and reports.

School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme
http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/5ADAY/Pages/Schoolscheme.aspx
A Government scheme which entitles all 4-6-year-olds in LEA maintained infant, primary and special schools to a free piece of fruit or vegetable each school day.

Take life On
http://www.takelifeon.co.uk/
Information on taking the first steps to a healthier you.

Teachernet
www.teachernet.gov.uk/management/atoz/m/mealsandmilk/
Information for teachers on everything to do with the provision of meals and milk by schools.

Walking Bus
www.walkingbus.org
Information and a downloadable pack on how to set up a walking bus. Parents take turns to walk large groups of children to and from school to cut traffic congestion. Strangely enough, this scheme is being run by a new car company called Kia!

What is a Whole School Food Policy?
www.governornet.co.uk/cropArticle.cfm? topicAreaId=9&contentId=623&mode=bg
Article explaining what the government intends by encouraging school Governing Bodies to establish whole school food policies.

 
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