Go 5 is designed to deliver an activity/nutritional awareness programme delivered to a cohort of year 5 youngsters to promote the idea of healthy eating and healthy lifestyle alongside physical activity and sporting activities. Through the National Child Weight Management Programme children’s height and weight are measured at both reception and year 6 to identify if their BMI and characteristics would fall within a healthy or unhealthy range. Those whose statistics identify a shift towards them being overweight or obese are then suggested to make lifestyle changes or attend support to assist with this accordingly.
By delivering the Go 5 programme as a 6 week intervention in Year 5 it helps to build upon messages which are embedded within the curriculum to support and encourage children to promote a healthy and active lifestyle whenever possible. Evaluated measures through the programme and re visiting the same participants in year 6 will help to show whether there has been a basic behaviour change or shift to create a positive outcome for those who have taken part.
Through funding from Hertfordshire Public health we will shortly be able to roll this revamped programme out to a number of our partner schools. Contact Louise for more information.