Children’s Themed Meeting & Workshop

When: 
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Where: 
Community Centre
Who: 
Children (0-8 yrs), Youth (9-16yrs), Parents
Key messages: 
Enjoy shopping for a healthy meal, Enjoy eating together, Enjoy eating colourful fruits & vegetables, Enjoy cooking, Enjoy drinking water, Enjoy physical exercise
Objectives

Promoting healthy lifestyles for children in Bradford.

Networking opportunity. Opportunity to distribute WLE campaign materials and make local organisations aware of them.

The activity

Representatives from local organisation who have children as their service users (i.e. children’s centres, primary schools, charity organisations, community centres, health education centres, local council officers specialising in health promotion) were invited by the WLE team in Bradford to attend a workshop at the HALE Healthy Living Project.

Speakers discussed healthy eating and physical activity for children. Each presenter focused on the following topics: evidence for the benefits of the behaviour, barriers, ways to promote a healthy behaviour, current guidance.

Service provision for children in Bradford was discussed in groups, focusing on what works, what doesn’t and what would current service providers like to see available for children in Bradford to help promote healthy behaviours.

Finally, the We Love Eating campaign materials were showcased to facilitate attendees’ use of the materials and ideas for activities to help promote healthy lifestyles for children.

(Pictures taken by Laura Lamming, Rihab Kazi and Mercy Ndeti)

Participating organisations
Healthy Living ProjectHALE
Children's CentreFagley CC
Children and Family CentreFarcliffe & Lilycroft Children and Family Centre
Children's CentreFarnham Road CC
Charity OrganisationNational Childbirth Trust - Baildon
Healthy Living Centre Group Young Bumps, Keighley
Primary SchoolHollingwood Primary School
Charity Organisation + Alternative SchoolPRISM Youth Project
Community CentreThornbury Centre
Coordinating body for voluntary and community servicesYoung Lives Bradford
Education CentreMinistry of Food, Bradford
Bradford CouncilBradford Food Strategy
Bradford CouncilBradford Youth Offending Team
Bradford CouncilHealth Improvement
Research DepartmentBorn In Bradford