CYPRUS

PROMOTING HEALTHY EATING IN SCHOOL

SSAFA'S HOSTS A WORKSHOP AT KING RICHARD'S SCHOOL, CYPRUS.

Childhood obesity is considered one of the most serious global health challenges in the 21st century. 

SSAFA's School Nurse Helen Provan and Dietician Nicole walker were invited to deliver a lesson all about food labelling and sugar content in food to the pupils of King Richard's School. The school is dedicated to providing their pupils with the knowledge and tools to have the best possible outcomes for their physical and mental health.

Nicole is from New Zealand and has only been with us in BFC for a relatively short period of time, therefore she embraced the opportunity to teach year 8 pupils for the first time.

  • Together we planned an interactive, fun and interesting lesson that allowed us to achieve our 4 main objectives which were that the pupils would:
  • Understand the rationale behind food labelling and how to read food labels
  • Be able to identify food/drinks that have high sugar content.
  • Be able to make lower sugar snack choices.
  • Be aware of the adverse effects too much sugar can have on the human body.

The pupils took part in a series of activities including a card game, a digestion puzzle, a presentation on food labelling and an electronic quiz. The feedback collected from the pupils was extremely positive. They all explained that they had enjoyed the lesson and found it very interesting. Many of them were very surprised to discover that some food such as baked beans contain more sugar than a chocolate biscuit.

Nicole enjoyed her first visit to King Richard and the school were very appreciative of her time and expertise. 

Words: Helen Provan.

 

 

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