Health and Well being at S.M.S.J
Recipe 4 Health is Blackburn with Darwen Council’s Environmental Health team working in partnership with Public Health and the healthy living teamThey are working with food businesses to try and improve the amount of healthier choices on the menu.
We are proud to say that we have been awarded with a 'Recipe 4 Health' Gold Award. Well done to Mrs Dunkerley and the team in our school kitchen.
The award is to show that we are compliant with food safety, food standards, and have an awareness of healthy eating, environmental issues and allergen issues.
At St Mary and St Joseph's we are committed to teaching the principles of 'Change 4 life'.
Eat Well Move More Live Longer
What is Change 4 Life?
These days, ’modern life’ can mean that we’re a lot less active. With so many opportunities to watch TV or play computer games, and with so much convenience and fast food available, we don’t move about as much, or eat as well as we used to.
Change 4 Life for your kids
Nine out of 10 of our kids today could grow up with dangerous amounts of fat in their bodies. This can cause life-threatening diseases like cancer, type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
Change 4 Life for you
By the time we reach middle age, the majority of us could do with losing at least a bit of weight. Being overweight isn’t just about the way we look. It can lead to more aches and pains, problems sleeping and people report a loss of energy and confidence. It also increases our chances of getting heart disease, type 2 diabetes and some cancers.
But it doesn’t have to be this way. Middle age comes to everyone – ‘middle aged spread’ doesn’t have to.
You’ve taken the first step towards getting yourself or your kids eating well, moving more and living longer just by being here - so welcome to Change 4 Life!