Bath Rugby Foundation's summer holiday Eat Active programme is returning in 2019.

Eat Active is a family-friendly session which will see youngsters take part in a fun activity, followed by a cooked meal.

The sessions are open to children aged 5 to 16.

Eat Active launched for the first time in July 2018 and ran throughout the Summer holidays - with the Bath Rugby Foundation Slip and Slide proving to be a huge hit (and it will return this summer!).

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.

Eat Active sessions take place at Combe Down RFC from 11am to 1pm on Tuesdays (from July 30) for five weeks over the Summer holidays and, while sessions are open to anyone who wanted to attend, Foundation staff are particularly focused on providing support for families from the nearby Foxhill estate.

The sessions are funded thanks to a £2,000 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, all family members are welcome to attend and enjoy the meal.

The Eat Active sessions are run in partnership with Make Lunch.

Email Dan to find out more about Eat Active