Resources & Useful links to download

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

  • Change4Life has created dental lesson plans to support primary school teachers in educating their pupils about how to keep their teeth healthy
  • Our Healthy Year calendar wallcharts have been sent to Reception and Year 6 classes in England. The wallcharts will get pupils eating well and moving more in the year in which they participate in the National Child Measurement Programme
  • Rise Above for Schools resource has been created to help prepare secondary school students for puberty and support teachers in starting conversations about this sensitive subject.
  • Sugar the Musical Instructional Booklet

CYP Brief Lifestyle Intervention for Practitioners​​

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:

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