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You may think your children will encounter alcohol whatever you do, so what’s the point of talking about alcohol? These tips from the Alcohol Education Trust will help you approach the issue of drinking with your children.

Alcohol and you leaflet

Talk about alcohol is written and managed by a charity called The Alcohol Education Trust (AET).  The site is designed to be used by young people in a classroom setting as part of PSHE lessons on alcohol.  It is designed mainly for Key stage 3 and complements the Talk About Alcohol teacher workbook, which is full of lesson plans, games and worksheets  – It can be downloaded here


The charity provides engaging evaluated and fun activities for 11-18 year olds across the UK, trains teachers and reaches out to parents.  All our work is around keeping young people safe around alcohol. You can learn more here 

Eating Disorders


If your child develops an eating disorder, you may feel unsure how to help and how to act around them. The NHS Choices website offers advice to parents.

Know the first signs

Healthy breaks for schools









If you are unsure what to put in your child's lunchbox, the following guidelines will help you make the right healthy choices.  Click here to view the full article or visit for healthy eating advice for all the family.

Change 4 Life

On the Change4Life website there are a number of great resources with everything you need to support key healthy eating messages to children and their families. All of these resources can be used on your interactive whiteboard. Click here to visit the website. Click here to visit the website. 



As part of our health promotion campaign, addressing Gloucestershire's declining rates of the two pre-school booster vaccinations, please take a look & share these 2 promotional videos:



Protecting children from county lines

County lines gangs are highly organised criminal networks that use sophisticated, frequently evolving techniques to groom young people. We’ve put together information to help you recognise the signs that a child might be being exploited by a county lines gang and understand what action to take.

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Healthier snacks for kids 

Snack smart!

Half the sugar children are having comes from snacks and sugary drinks.

Too much sugar can lead to harmful fat building up inside and serious health problems, including painful tooth decay.

Fruit and vegetables are always the best choice, but if you're shopping for packaged snacks for your children, use this helpful tip: look for 100 calorie snacks, two a day max!

Click to view the article: Snack smart, from 'change 4 life'. 

Physical Health

Gloucestershire Healthy Weight Bulletin - December 2018

Support to be a healthy weight is a key priority for Gloucestershire’s Health and Wellbeing Board and the Integrated Care System (ICS).

The recent National Children Measurement Programme (NCMP) data for Gloucestershire shows that 1 in 10 children (10%) are living with obesity by the time they start school. This figure is higher than the average for England (9.5%).

By Year 6, 17.8% of children are living with obesity. This figure is lower than the average for England (20.1%).

Whilst there have been some year on year fluctuations for both year groups since data collection began, overall we’ve not seen a reduction.

Gloucestershire data mirrors the national trend with those living in more deprived areas more likely to be affected by obesity. Similarly, children from black and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds and those living in urban areas are also disproportionately affected.


Healthy Lifestyles Gloucestershire 

Health is one of the most valuable things that we can have. Small changes to our lifestyles and to how we live can have a big impact on our health and wellbeing.

If you live in Gloucestershire, our Healthy Lifestyles team is on hand to help and support you. We can work with you to identify small changes that you can make, as well as supporting you to achieve them.

Whether you’re thinking about losing weight, giving up smoking, getting more active or just improving your overall wellbeing, we are here to help you.

We can work with you, and we also have a range of tools that you can use on your own to make and track lifestyle changes that will help you to be your best.

Call free on 0800 122 3788

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Good hand hygiene

Click on poster to open, a useful notice for advice on the coronavirus for places of education


 Eight things nutritionists want you to know about

When it comes to food and diet, there's so much conflicting information floating around out there, it can be hard to know what to trust and what to chuck. But professional, expert advice really can help you transform your health and wellbeing. Here, we speak with eight nutritionists to find out what they want you to know about diet and nutrition


The new Our Healthy Year Calendars, for Reception and KS1 and KS2, can support young people to build healthier habits this year.

The flexible, downloadable calendars can be used in the classroom or via remote learning to inspire pupils to eat well, move more, and be mindful of their wellbeing - wherever they are.

Our calendars are interactive and link to the PSHE and Relationships and Health Education curricula. They include fun facts, jokes and challenges such as making up a dance or seeing how many different colours of the rainbow your pupils can eat for lunch!

Head to the School Zone to download our new interactive calendars along with the supporting curriculum-linked activity sheets, and encourage healthy activity in 2021.

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