By involving them in regular, structured physical activity. We place a real focus on engaging children in some of the most disadvantaged areas in Castleford and Five Towns.
We believe in reigniting the basics – eat well and exercise more. These key messages also outline the importance of a healthy lifestyle including education on food and health, smoking and the importance of regular physical activity.
Working with schools, families, parents and community groups our Fuel For Sport programme teaches core principles:
- Basic cooking techniques
- Cosmetic standards
- Health & well being
- Expiry dates
- Waste management
- Sustainability: carbon footprint & food miles
- Seasonal produce
- Responsible purchasing
- Obesity levels in Wakefield District are higher than the national average
- Recent statistics show girls leaving school are half as likely as boys are to be physically fit
- 35% of 10-11 year olds are obese in Castleford