General Article Pupils get lesson in healthy eating from pharmacy champions

Topic Selected: Food and Diet

Health champions from a local pharmacy visited primary school pupils to help them discover the importance of healthy eating.

Using interactive exercises, staff from Northwood Pharmacy helped Year 1 pupils at Oak Meadow Primary School learn about different food groups, the importance of getting a healthy balance and eating at least five portions of fruit and vegetables a day.

Pupils also took part in a healthy shopping exercise at a virtual supermarket and devised their own food group plates.

The visit formed part of the Healthy Living Pharmacy programme which was launched by the City of Wolverhampton Council, Wolverhampton Local Pharmaceutical Committee and Wolverhampton Clinical Commissioning Group last year.

The quality mark is given to pharmacies which proactively engage with the public to tackle health inequalities and improve well-being, both within the pharmacy and by reaching out to businesses, schools and community groups in their local area.

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