Cosham nursery joins group of healthy schools

James Taylor at his desk in his office at 116 High Street, Old Portsmouth.

Those halcyon days when pen and paper just worked!

STAFF and children at a nursery in Cosham will be awarded with certificates tomorrow for completing a healthy living challenge.

The team at Honey Pot Nursery, based at Highbury College, join 66 out of 91 pre-schools in Portsmouth to get the prestigious Healthy Pompey Pre-school Challenge accreditation.

Healthy Pompey food and health co-ordinator Andrew Wright said: 'We're delighted to be awarding the staff and children at Honey Pot nursery with certificates for completing the Healthy Pompey Pre-School Challenge.

'Everybody has been busy learning about the various healthy topics and it's great to be able to recognise all the hard work.'

Certificates will be awarded by healthy living mascot Healthy Harvey in recognition of the work undertaken over the course of this year towards the challenge which sets the foundations for a healthy, active lifestyle by focusing on four key areas.

These are Eat Well which covers healthy eating, Move More which promotes being active, Growing Grub which teaches the children about where food comes from and growing their own fruit and veg and Oral Health to ensure the youngsters maintain healthy teeth.

The Pre-School Challenge is part of the Healthy Pompey programme to tackle obesity in the city and provides a wide range of activities, equipment and support for pre-schoolers, staff and parents.

Healthy Pompey is a joint Portsmouth City Council and NHS Portsmouth programme.