As a health promoting school, Harrington Hill is committed to encouraging and developing attitudes towards food and a healthy diet. As a school we know that food is fundamental to the quality of a child’s life, not just in providing essential nutrition but in communicating and sharing positive values, attitudes and experiences and each other.
Children were born to be active. It is their natural state. As parents and carers, it is up to us to not only encourage activity, but find ways to incorporate it in a daily routine. Physical activity (at least 30 minutes most days for adults and 60 minutes every day for kids) is crucial for good health. Physical activity is especially important for children if they are to grow into healthy adults. Getting active now will benefit them throughout their lives.
While we recognise the importance of physical fitness and good nutrition seemingly more than ever before, we often lose sight of other very critical aspects of health. Our mental wellbeing is just as important as, if not more important than, our physical wellness!