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Food and Fitness Programme goes online


Food and Fitness Programme goes online

As the Dairy Council for Northern Ireland makes its Food and Fitness primary school programme available online, more schools than ever before can avail of the popular teaching tool.

The Food and Fitness Programme was developed to help teach primary school children across Northern Ireland about the benefits of a balanced diet and an active lifestyle. In previous years, Food and Fitness was presented to children through an interactive lesson hosted by the DCNI Food and Fitness Team visiting schools.

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, this year’s presentation is now online resulting in even more Key Stage Two pupils being able to enjoy and learn from the programme.

Dr Mike Johnston, Dairy Council Northern Ireland Chief Executive commented:

“The Food and Fitness Programme sits within the curriculum and has become a popular teaching resource for many schools since we introduced it 16 years ago so we did not want pupils to miss out this year. With the help of our Food and Fitness Team, Ulster University Nutrition BSc undergraduates, Majella and Luke, we’ve produced a fun, interactive and enjoyable session with colourful props, activities and exercises to get all the class involved.” 

“A key benefit of the programme going virtual is that more Primary Schools can take part at the click of a button. Teachers or schools can download the video by registering on our website.”

For more information and to register click here

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From the farm to the fridge, the Dairy Council for Northern Ireland acts on behalf of the dairy industry, promoting the natural goodness and quality of Northern Ireland milk and dairy products.

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