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To celebrate Healthy Eating Week, colleagues from Monmouthshire County Council recently joined forces with dedicated teachers from Monmouthshire primary schools and partners from The British Nutrition Foundation Food a Fact of Life Education Team to learn more about healthy eating within schools.

The day focussed on nutrition and how to support learning through the Curriculum for Wales.

It included a practical demonstration, curriculum resources, key nutritional messages and examples of effective practice and community projects.

Highlights included talks about exciting projects running in schools across Monmouthshire – such as Llandogo Primary talking about the Grub Cookery Club, and Gilwern Primary School and their evolving farm and veg growing area. 

There was also a presentation from the MCC sustainable food team talking about how they are supporting schools to cook and grow food to trigger a real interest in where food comes from and trying new foods.

Building healthy eating into school-age children is vital to instilling positive habits and lifestyle choices around food – now and for the future.

Recognising the importance of nutrition and hydration is linked to many factors in our lives – improving our physical health with food and drink choices can improve our mental and emotional wellbeing.

Parents worry that their children won’t enjoy a meal at school, especially if they are picky eaters. However, teachers have found even the fussiest of eaters will be encouraged to try something new when their school friends are eating it.

Free school meals are available to all primary-aged children in Monmouthshire. Find out more at –

This helps support families in a time of cost-of-living crisis and ensures children are having a nutritious well-balanced meal each day at school.

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