£500,000 to fund school holiday lunch and fun clubs

Taken from BBC Wales article published on 03/01/17: Funding of £500,000 will go to summer holiday school lunch and fun clubs, the Welsh education secretary has said. The money will be offered to councils in the most deprived parts of Wales to help provide play schemes and meals over the long break. Kirsty Williams said […]

Food and Fun Infographic

Our infographic shows the effect that our Food and Fun programme had on children and their families. One parent said: “The confidence and fellowship that my daughter has developed during the 3 weeks she has been attending she will take with her and use with her everyday life skills.”  

Tackling obesity: making healthy food fun

Written by Katie Palmer for IWA Many factors influence the way we think and behave around food. We are bombarded by marketing messages through social media, television and cinema and we receive mixed messages from the media about the latest research into what we should or should not be eating. We are influenced by the […]

Call for action to get more veg on our plates

‘Peas Please’ initiative calls for action on vegetables as lack of supply negatively affect the nation’s health.  We don’t eat our five a day, though we all know we should.  In fact, since the ‘5 A Day’ campaign started, fruit and vegetable consumption in Wales has actually fallen. Rising prices mean that while low income […]

Welsh Government becomes first to secure sustainable fish buying for public sector

Thousands of meals served every day in schools, hospitals, universities and colleges in Wales will include only verifiably sustainable fish, thanks to a pledge by the National Procurement Service (NPS) for Wales. It is the first time that a country-wide purchasing organisation for public sector buying has committed to protecting our precious fish stocks by serving only […]

Cardiff school holiday programme wins big at NHS Wales Awards

A programme providing good quality meals, nutrition skills and sports education to children in socially deprived areas of Cardiff has been honoured at this year’s NHS Wales Awards. Cardiff and Vale University Health Board won the Improving Health and Wellbeing and Reducing Inequalities Award (supported by Welsh Local Government Association) for its Food and Fun […]

Councils offer holiday ‘food and fun’ for children in Wales

The Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA) is working with local councils and health boards to help support school children during their summer break with a programme of free school meals and fun activities. Aimed at addressing issues like food insecurity, learning loss and social exclusion the programme aims to help children to be more active, […]