Live it & Get Active are dedicated and passionate about changing people and changing behaviours to make a difference in the world. As a non-profit organisation our goal is to work with primary schools across the UK to enhance the provision of nutrition education to combat the levels of obesity in children. We combine the nutrition aspect with our high intensity interval training programmes and use a holistic approach, working with pupils, parents and school staff to impact the wider community. Through our professional approach, the delivery of our evidence based and psychologically informed programmes continue to prove to be successful in improving resilience and fitness levels in children, helping families to make healthier lifestyle choices and keeping school staff fit and healthy. By working with primary schools and delivering a sustainable service we aim to be the solution to reducing health related diseases and tackling mental health illnesses in the UK. We want to give the younger generation the right start to life and we believe change starts within. We are here to bring the change to you, and make the world a healthier and happier place to live in.
WHY WE ARE IMPORTANT
A child’s diet and lifestyle can widely reflect on their performance academically. According to the British Dietetic Association (BDA) low iron levels can be linked with poor mood and concentration. A diet high in omega 3 promotes good brain development and can improve attention span. Low levels of magnesium and zinc can affect sleep and cause anxiety, affecting attention.
Many children don’t understand how skipping breakfast or skipping meals can affect their learning ability. There is evidence that eating breakfast leads to better learning than not having breakfast. Equally, consuming refined carbohydrates or foods high in sugar can cause the brain to release cortisol. Cortisol can affect memory.
Education and raising awareness are the keys to changing eating and lifestyle behaviours in children. Our intensive 6-week nutrition programmes aim to instil achievable changes that children can start making. Therefore, our programmes are necessary for schools also in helping to improve pupil performance in key subjects like Maths, English and Science.
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