Our objective is to promote healthy lifestyles, to help children understand the importance of exercise and food as a part of their everyday lives. We aim to give children the knowledge and information which will help children make better informed choices with regards to leading a healthy lifestyle.
The project will contribute to the governments’ strategy on halting the year-on-year increase of childhood obesity. The consequence of an unhealthy lifestyle during childhood has an impact on health during adolescence and later on in life.
Move it! supports schools in increasing the knowledge and understanding of physical activity and diet and nutrition of children and families in maintaining good health and working towards a healthy weight in the context of tackling childhood obesity.
The Move it! Project has been externally evaluated and we have reported the following outcomes:
- Water consumption increased by more than 50%
- No cola was consumed
- Exercise increased by 2-hours 7-minutes per child (per week)
The project will be delivered in a child-friendly format delivering physical activity and nutrition information in a fun and interactive way. Each lesson will be engaging for the child and will incorporate several learning approaches.
We will be looking for the children to be independent enquirers, creative thinkers, reflective learners, team workers, self-managers and effective participators. The core of the scheme will be presented to the children using a new approach to visual presentation, in the form of a zooming production.
It is important that the children are guided into understanding why they need to be active and showing them that being active can be both easy and fun.