On Wednesday 24th March Sheridan and Ebony went to Monivae College and completed a healthy eating workshop with the year 8-9 girls. One of the aims of the workshop was to increase awareness around the importance of fueling our bodies adequately, especially when studying and playing sport.
Eating a healthy and well-balanced diet is important at any age, but it’s especially important for teenagers. At this age our bodies are still growing, so it’s essential to get enough energy and other nutrients to do all your daily activities and promote healthy growth.
Although this may seem simple, it’s important to recognise that there are barriers that might affect the foods teenagers eat and drink such as what foods and drinks are available at school, the environment (are there bubble taps available?) and pressure from friends and social media to be or look a certain way. Therefore, we completed an activity with the students to determine what they believe they could do to help Monivae College a healthy and supportive environment.
Overall, the workshop went well, the girls were engaged and participating enthusiastically. Next term Sheridan will be heading back and will be working on an action plan with the students to help them make the healthier choice the easier choice.
Could your school group, sporting club or workplace benefit from a GenR8 Change workshop to build shared understanding and appetite for healthy change? If so we'd love to hear from you, contact Sheridan at [email protected] and at session can be tailored and offered in your setting!
Alternatively, if your school, club or organisation has already taken action to make the healthier choice the easier one, let us know! Sharing is caring! :)