British Nutrition Foundation’s Healthy Eating Week.

12th June 2018

The British nutrition foundation are holding a yearly healthy eating week, which is being held from the 11th – 15th of June 2018. This is a dedicated week in the year where different organisations can focus on supporting and promoting a healthy lifestyle and becoming more active. It will encourage all UK workplaces, universities, schools and nurseries to focus on delivering a healthy attitude towards life and celebrate healthy living.

The British nutrition foundation are a registered charity that provide evidence based information on food and nutrition. There main purpose is to make nutrition science accessable to everyone. They are trying to bring awareness to readers on how having a healthy lifestyle is beneficial for them and how it can impact your life positively. This is why they’ve brought in the healthy eating week for people to have a go at.

The 5 main challenges they ask you to do are:

  • Have a good healthy filling breakfast
  • Have 5 fruits and vegetables a day
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Get active
  • Make a change

By having a go and trying these challenges it may encourage people to change their lifestyle and to even take up a new activity. It may also encourage people to take up a new sporting activity. The British nutrition foundation also offer a range of different recipes, quizzes and interactive activities on their website for the healthy eating week. They also offer a challenge tracker to help you and your team complete and meet the BNF healthy eating week’s challenges. The British nutrition foundation also educates children and young people on how certain fruit and vegetables are grown so in the future they can have a go themselves. This will benefit children from doing this week’s challenge as it gives them things to do and interact with.

The healthy eating week is important as it is bringing awareness to people about having a healthy and active lifestyle. A recent survey suggested that 60% of 11 to 16 year old’s said they buy food such as chips or fried chicken from takeaways and bring it into school for lunch or buy it on the way home from school at least once a week. Another survey suggested that a majority of teenagers/young adults buy takeaways and energy drinks at least once a week. This is not only damaging your health but it is also adding to the rising levels of obesity. By doing this healthy eating week it will bring awareness to everyone and how eating the right things with improve your lifestyle as well as your diet.