Eat Active launched for the first time in July 2018 and ran throughout the Summer holidays.

As the name suggests, Eat Active has a dual focus on activity and nutrition, for both young people and their families.

Eat Active sessions provide a stable, healthy meal for the day to children living in our most deprived areas.

Support and life-skills are also offered to the wider family unit and our coaches help educate the families about a balanced diet and tips to keep motivated.

The first Eat Active sessions took place at Combe Down RFC on Tuesdays and Thursdays for five weeks over the Summer holidays and, while the sessions were open to anyone who wanted to attend, Foundation staff were particularly focused on providing support for families from the nearby Foxhill estate.

The sessions were funded thanks to a £5,000 grant from the Curo Community Chest.

Acting Delivery Manager, Dan Hine, said the aim of Eat Active sessions was to increase confidence in parents and young people to provide balanced meals. He said: “We know from working within schools in these areas that holiday hunger and lack of positive activities is a big problem, our coaches will be able to continue to develop their positive relationships with the children through this work.”

While the active part of the sessions, which involve a range of sports and activities are for youngsters (aged 5-10 and 11-16), all family members are welcome to attend and take part in the meal.

Over the Summer holidays the Combe Down sessions featured a range of sports and activities, with a Slip and Slide track proving to be particularly popular.

The Eat Active sessions, which have also been part-funded by a grant from the Coventry Building Society, are run in partnership with Make Lunch.

Email Dan to find out more about Eat Active