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Bitterne CE Junior School children get the healthy eating message
9:57am Friday 2nd July 2010 in Beat the Bulge
EATING five portions of fruit and vegetables a day was the message when children as young as six learned about eating healthily.
Pupils up to nine years old from Bitterne CE Junior School took part in a new initiative called Activ-eat, hosted by volunteers from Bupa’s Oak Lodge Nursing Home in Southampton.
It aims to make healthy eating fun by letting children taste exotic fruits, make smoothies and play games in a bid to combat obesity. Pupils were also given a pedometer each.
The scheme comes as the Daily Echo continues its Beat the Bulge campaign.
Our campaign was launched earlier this month after a council inquiry revealed that obesity costs Southampton £147m every year, with just over one in four adults classed as dangerously fat.