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Golborne gets ready for the Change4Life Healthier Snack Challenge!

Go Golborne encourages families to ditch sugary snacks

This February Go Golborne is encouraging families across Golborne to play a Family Snack Challenge! The challenge forms part of a new Change4Life campaign to promote healthier snacks.  

Over half of the sugar that children eat comes from sugary snacks and drinks. By making simple changes when it comes to snacking habits we can help protect children from serious health problems. The campaign challenges families to try a different healthy snack every day for seven days, sticking to the following guidelines:

  • When choosing packaged snacks for your children, use this helpful tip: look for 100 calorie snacks, two a day max!
  • Remember, fruit and vegetables are always the best snacks! But keep fruit and vegetable juice, smoothies and dried fruit to mealtimes only

Copies of a Family Snack Challenge leaflet have been distributed to children via schools, Children’s Centres and community centres and are available to download. Parents are encouraged to sign up to Change4life online to get free stickers and healthy snack vouchers as a reward for participating in the challenge.    

Go Golborne is helping families with the challenge by distributing free healthy snack recipe cards, talking to children in school assemblies, and organising fun healthy eating activities in partnership with local organisations.

Lots of activities are planned for February half-term including a roadshow event in Kensal Library, Golborne Road on Saturday 10 February between 10am and 1pm where families can pick up recipe cards and top tips from nutritionists while children enjoy fruit and vegetable themed arts and crafts, games and face painting fun! Details of this and other activities are set out in this flyer.

Commenting on the campaign Ellie Lewis, Go Golborne co-ordinator said "It’s wonderful that the whole community is getting behind this campaign with activities taking place in schools, Children’s Centres, libraries, community centres and even local shops. By working together we are helping to help reinforce important messages in a fun way and supporting families to make healthy choices."

 

100 calorie snacks campaign

 

 

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