Scrum Down for Health
Poor diet and physical inactivity is a national epidemic – and those living in areas of deprivation in B&NES are twice as likely to be obese than their more affluent neighbouring areas. Scrum Down for Health is a healthy eating programme which works with local school age children, and vulnerable families to give them the tools to improve their health and wellbeing. It is a healthy eating programme designed by us, to fit local needs.
According to government figures over a fifth of 4-5 year olds, one third of children aged 10-11 years old and two thirds of adults are currently overweight or obese. Obesity tends to track into adulthood, so obese children are more likely to be become obese adults. We want to nip this in the bud and set our young people up for success. We also want to help parents to set the best example and make the right choices for their children.
Our health coaches work with participants to teach them about the food groups and how to have a healthy, balanced diet, before heading out on to the pitch for some tag rugby.
If you would like to enquire about Bath Rugby Foundation delivering Scrum Down for Health in your school or local area, contact our Education manager Jen (Jennifer.email@example.com).