Improving health through the Public Health Responsibility Deal

Welcome to PhunkyFoods

PhunkyFoods is an award-winning early years and primary school programme of healthy lifestyle curriculum activities, lesson plans and resources.

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Teacher Training

We provide all staff with the training they need to deliver top quality, fun healthy lifestyles activities in their setting. We offer a range of training options from our fabulous innovative training films to Level 2 Awards.

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Lessons

We offer access to over 400 curriculum-linked lesson plans/activity ideas on healthy eating and physical activity through our primary curriculum, early years and special needs programmes.

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Resources

Our fabulous resource box contains everything a setting will need to run the programme including large EatWell Plate floor mat, food models, interactive whiteboard DVDs, big books and games, music CDs, workbooks and posters.

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Find out more about PhunkyFoods

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What is Phunky Foods?

PhunkyFoods is an early years and primary school programme of healthy lifestyle curriculum activities, lesson plans and resources.

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Who are PhunkyFoods?

PhunkyFoods is a subsidiary company of Purely Nutrition Ltd, a specialist nutrition consultancy based in Harrogate.

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A PPP success story

PhunkyFoods is supported by both public and private funding partners and stakeholders. Find out more about our Public-Private Partnership (PPP) approach and meet our partners.

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Evidence base

Our ever-expanding research portfolio includes our annual in-house schools survey, evaluation by the NFER, plus a feasibility trial conducted by Leeds Metropolitan University.

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Urgent call for obesity taskforce

Timed to coincide with back …
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Date: September 1 2014

Posted by: Dr Jennie Cockroft RNutr FRSPH

Posted in: Phunky Foods, Healthy Lifestyles

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New School Food Standards Published

This week saw the arrival of …
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Date: June 20 2014

Posted by: Michelle Hanchard Registered Dietitian

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Improving the nation's diet: Five Phunky Top Tips

As a nation we're still …
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Date: May 19 2014

Posted by: Michelle Hanchard Registered Dietitian

Posted in: Phunky Foods, Research News, Healthy Lifestyles

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North Duffield Primary treats MP to tasty lesson

Selby and Ainsty MP, Nigel …
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Date: April 25 2014

Posted by: Michelle Hanchard Registered Dietitian

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For ten years PhunkyFoods has been providing a convenient, inspirational and fun way for teachers to find innovative healthy eating and physical activity lesson-planning resources. The PhunkyFoods team help schools and teachers to meet healthy lifestyles curriculum requirements, support inspection frameworks, achieve local and national Healthy Schools standards and organise their curriculum to include more healthy lifestyles material. We offer a lively cross-curricular approach to teaching healthy lifestyles in-line with current national recommendations through art, music, history, drama and a real hands-on approach to food. PhunkyFood's also provide teaching staff with the training they need to deliver top quality, fun healthy lifestyles activities in their setting. Our resources and lesson plans provide a time-efficient way to inspire teaching with innovative ideas in healthy lifestyles.

The PhunkyFoods Programme meets NICE/SIGN guidelines for Early Years and school settings and also supports the Governments Change4Life campaign and School Food Plan, plus the following key targets from the Goverment's Call to Action on Obesity:Healthy Lives, Healthy People: Empowering individuals; helping children and young people to understand the risks asociated with unhealthy behaviours and to make the right connections with health, and; supports learning across all primary curriculum subjects and inspection frameworks in England, Scotland and Wales.

We are a member of the EPODE International Network - the world's largest obesity prevention network who's aim is mission is to reduce childhood obesity prevalence through substainable strategies based on Community Based Programmes (CBPs).  We have also made pledges to promote fruit and vegetable consumption and physical activity levels as part of the Government's Public Health Responsibility Deal

In 2013 PhunkyFoods picked up a second Health and Wellbeing Award from the Royal Society for Public Health. The Award really acknowledges our commitment and drive, as well as our integrity and professionalism,  in working to improve the health of UK school children.  Chief Executive of RSPH Shirley Cramer CBE said ‘I would like to congratulate our 2013 Health & Wellbeing Awards winners; for their achievements in improving the health of their communities. Their strong commitment to Public Health deserves commendation".