Physical Health

Having an active lifestyle and a healthy diet is important for everyone, but even more so for children. During their early year’s children begin to develop habits and behaviours that influence what they eat and their levels of activity, now and for the future.

Living Well Schools are working to create environments that promote and enable children and their families to live healthy lifestyles that will follow them into adulthood.

There is a range of evidence based resources, tools and interventions to embed physical activity and healthy eating within the school day and beyond. Please click on the links below to learn more.

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A selection of vegetables

Physical Activity & Healthy Diet

Schools are key settings to encourage and embed positive health behaviours for children and young people. The Living Well Schools programme brings together local and national resources, local services, training and development for staff – all in one place.

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COVID-Secure Schools

During the pandemic, Bradford council has worked with the education sector, Public Health England and the NHS, to build a robust response to outbreaks within education settings. This covers: • Our most recent key messages • Guidance on testing and outbreak management • Access to…

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Children’s Health and Social Services

Living Well Schools brings together the services and resources for schools around the Asthma Friendly Schools Initiative; the local SEND offer; the 0-19 offer and the Single Point of Access for Children’s Social Care.  This page is currently under development, more offers coming. Sign up…

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Priority Areas

Living Well Schools aims to improve three key areas we consider to be most crucial for the health and wellbeing of our children. Physical health, social and emotional health and reducing classroom inequalities. Please see the sections below to learn more about work that is happening locally to address these issues.