Small Steps 4 Life website previewed
Thursday 22 October 2009
NCB has worked with the Food Standards Agency
(FSA) to develop a programme called Small Steps 4 Life. The website
for the programme was previewed at the TES Education Show.
NCB consulted young people to build their ideas into the
website, which encourages young people, their families and the
wider school community to make healthy lifestyle changes by taking
up challenges across the themes of healthy eating, getting active
and feeling good.
Small Steps 4 Life evolved from the Health Challenge pilot,
commissioned by the FSA and developed by NCB, which saw children
taking up a challenge to improve their wellbeing. In workshops
participants came up with challenge ideas and proposed featuring
Olympians on the site alongside children talking about their
Jo Butcher, assistant director of wellbeing at NCB, said: "The
schools that worked on the Health Challenge used the small steps
approach to introduce opportunities throughout the day to be
active, such as regular walks at lunchtime to achieve the
equivalent distance from Dover to London.
"We hope the Small Steps 4 Life website will give other schools,
children and young people ideas on how they can get involved and
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