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Children put health on the menu

Published Thursday, 11 October 2012

Primary school children from school councils across Enfield will be gathering at the Millfield Theatre to consider the health of Enfield’s children and how school projects can improve it.

In a packed programme, organised by the Enfield Children's Trust, 60 children, some as young as six up to 11, will be expected to contribute to discussions, asking questions and making their own views known.

They will hear how they can achieve a healthy lifestyle and how they can maintain good health throughout their lives.

Cllr Ayfer Orhan, Enfield Council’s cabinet member for children and young people, said, “We know that children are often the best people to ask about the big issues. Their views are very important so we have invited a team of health experts to hear what the children have to say.

“At lunchtime we shall be showcasing some of the new additions to our school menus and asking the children to make their judgments. I am looking forward to learning from our young people – their ideas really do help us to shape our plans.”

During the day children will tackle specific questions - what does being healthy mean to you? What would help people to become healthier? They will be meeting local experts and asking them questions.

The day ends discussing ideas for school projects that can make a difference to health and a healthy eating quiz. 

 

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