Resources & Useful links to download

Healthy lifestyles (balanced diet, physical activity, sleep, sedentary behaviour, smoking, alcohol, drugs)

Change4Life School Zone with curriculum-linked resources and inspiration to help teach children about healthy eating and being active:

Briefing providing an overview of the evidence about what works in schools to increase levels of physical activity in children and young people: 

Active School Planner. A free-to-use interactive tool for schools to review and improve the physical activity offer to their pupils:

Change4Life Sports Clubs which can help contribute to all children getting at least 30 minutes of physical activity in every school day:

How to invest in sport premium funding to increase physical activity levels:

Guidance on direct allocations of the Healthy Pupils Capital Fund to local authorities and multi-academy trusts:

Chief Medical Officer’s physical activity guidelines fact sheet for 5-18 year olds:

The Daily Mile. A simple and free initiative to encourage children to run/walk/jog for 15 minutes every day:

School Food Plan training resource to help all school staff understand the importance of a good school food culture:
The Eatwell Guide. A tool used to define government recommendations on eating healthily and achieving a balanced diet:

Let’s Get Cooking: Learning Network. An e-learning platform with 18 courses for schools and caterers related to improving food for children: (Previously managed by the Children’s Food Trust and now led by the British Dietetic Association).

Resources to promote emotional health and wellbeing

Guidance on the eight principles for promoting emotional health and wellbeing in schools:

Resource library including lesson plans and assessment tools to help develop the PSHE curriculum:

Mental Health (resilience, stress, suicide, self-harm, bullying)

Mindfulness apps and websites

Whole schools and colleges approach

Resources for primary schools

Resources for secondary schools, sixth forms and colleges