Princess Royal set to launch healthy week

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PRINCESS Anne will launch Healthy Eating Week at the Portsmouth Academy for Girls.

The Princess Royal will visit the school in St Mary’s Road to launch the event on Monday, June 2.

More than 3,600 nursery, primary and secondary schools from across the UK have signed up to participate in the British Nutrition Foundation’s (BNF) Healthy Eating Week 2014.

The week is designed to increase children’s knowledge and understanding about healthy eating, cooking and food provenance, and the benefits of physical activity.

Roy Ballam, education programme manager at the British Nutrition Foundation, said: ‘Our materials for this year’s Healthy Eating Week have been developed based on feedback we received from participating schools last year – we’ve focused on having key themes and developing new activities to engage children.

‘Our experience last year tells us that there will be literally thousands of creative and often fun hands-on, written and digital projects taking place throughout the week, as schools demonstrate their commitment to healthy eating, cooking and learning where foods come from.’