Eat Well Play Well
Leisure and Culture Dundee and NHS Tayside are working together on the Eat Well Play Well project. Eat Well Play Well is a nutrition and play programme that has been developed for parents with children aged 0–5 years.
The project will support community groups and voluntary organisations to become leaders in nutrition and play and help individuals to achieve and maintain a healthy weight.
- Provide relevant training for staff and volunteers to deliver physical activity and nutrition advice to support families in achieving healthier lifestyles.
- Provide a support network for all groups delivering Eat Well Play Well.
- Assist in identifying funds to purchase equipment and ingredients.
- Provide participants with basic cooking skills with the aim of increasing confidence, skills and knowledge to plan and prepare a home cooked meal for their family on a budget.
- Lead participants in nutrition based activities to improve practical knowledge and confidence around making healthy food choices.
- Nutrition topics covered – healthy snacks, oral health, portion size, food labelling, happy meal times.
- Encourage adults and children to take part in activity.
- Make participants aware of the importance of play in the early years of a child's life.
- Children should be physically active for 180minutes over the day
- Activities to explore throughout the programme – messy play, sensory play, sport related games, soft play games, ball games, running games, colour games, number games and lots more.