The Juicy Fruity Bunch
To enable disadvantaged, obese children and young people to have an awareness of living a healthy lifestyle in an enjoyable environment. They will access swimming, learn how to cycle, keep fit, have healthy cooking & learn fruit creations and sports lessons to encourage exercise.
December 2016 - May 2017
Charity information: Kids N' Action
There are many children that are unaware of the basic rules of healthy living, and tend to have lack of exercises, swimming, sports and eat fatty unhealthy foods and don't realise until it's too late. They have put on excessive weight and then turn out to be complexed, depressed and shy into isolation due to lack of confidence.
By incorporating into our five weeks of holiday play-scheme an emphasis on healthy eating, teaching new healthy cooking skills, decorating fruit and vegetable arrangements and taking them swimming, cycling, sports and exercise classes will encourage a positive attitude towards achieving a healthier lifestyle. We will monitor and follow it up throughout the year to see the improvements in childrens weight control and what they enjoy eating. This will take place during our main holiday programs
Improve bad habits & unhealthy lifestyle of children suffering obesity & weight problems in the area
Activities» We will have 20 healthy cooking classes for 450 disadvantaged children over the year.
» We will have 20 keep-fit classes for 450 disadvantaged children over the year.
» We will have 10 swimming sessions for 450 children over the year.
» We will provide sports and cycling opportunities for 450 children over the year.
Success will be when children will bring healthy foods for snack during play-scheme and encourage their families to eat healthy meals and snacks.
There will be less problems of children feeling deprived and isolated from their friends as their confidence will be built up again.
These children will have a healthier heart leading to less risk of likely illnesses caused by being overweight.
There is a risk that children may still feel inconfident in controlling their food demands, therefore we are working with an NHS nutrionist to be there for the children, and that they can phone her for advice on healthy living.
We will keep records over the year of children's improvements on eating habits, their enjoyment of eating healthy meals, improvement of exercise, sports and swimming and reduction in weight.
Budget - Project Cost: £31,063Loading graph....
Amount Heading Description £3,250 hire swimming pool For ten sessions over the year for 450 local children from the wider community £2,250 Bicycles Purchase bicycles for children aged 3-13years to encourage children to do daily cyling on the site. £1,750 Fruit,cookery & sports classes Twenty sessions for 450 children to learn food presentation and sports classes, living healthy lives £18,750 Staff costs £6p.h.x 20staff x 30hrs p.week x 5 weeks plus 30 volunteers x £5 p.w. x 5 weeks £2,813 Healthy Refreshments 450 children x £1.25p.w.x 5 weeks £2,250 Cooking/cullinary equipment 450 children x £5
We are located in the most deprived borough of Hackney on the border of Haringey in Woodberry Down. There is a bus rout close-by which helps users to have easy access to and from play-scheme.
450 disadvantaged children and young people who are local residents from Hackney and Haringey will benefit from this programme during the winter and spring school holidays.
We have over fifteen years experience in running programmes for such a large amount of children. We have and excellent track record and a long waiting list of people wanting to access our programmes. We have skilled, experienced and qualified staff to assist and care for the children all along.
Read more about the Charity running this project.
Frida is a proffessional nutritionist who has alot of experience with children who are overwieght. She has worked many years for NHS in nutrition.
Is a qualified Keep-fit teacher who makes exercise classes such fun for the children.