For many parents, as their children get older and more able to make their own food choices, ensuring they have a healthy diet can be a challenge.
Something to Chew On is a healthy eating programme which targets picky eaters, over-eaters and children with other unhealthy eating habits. It is a Premiership Rugby-funded programme in association with Public Health England and BT Sport’s The Supporters Club, aimed at teaching seven- to eight-year-olds about their own health and wellbeing, with a rugby focus.
According to government figures, over a fifth of four- to five-year-olds, one third of children aged 10-11 and two thirds of adults are currently overweight or obese. Obesity tends to track into adulthood, so obese children are more likely to be become obese adults. We want to nip this in the bud and set our young people up for success.
Our health coaches head into school to deliver five weeks of Something to Chew On, consisting of classroom activities teaching them about the food groups and how to have a healthy, balanced diet, before heading out onto the pitch for some tag rugby. The aim is for any child who graduates from the programme to feel armed with the knowledge they need to eat the right amount, and move the right amount.
If you would like to enquire about the possibility of Bath Rugby Foundation delivering Something to Chew On in your school, contact our Education Manager by email: Jennifer.firstname.lastname@example.org.