SNAG SCHOOL NUTRITION ACTION GROUP In Holyrood we continue to pride ourselves on how our children and young people lead us in planning activities to improve health and wellbeing and our school SNAG (School Nutrition Awareness Group) is the driving force of this. SNAG TEAM • In each year group there are two chosen pupil representatives. There are also a selection of teachers and a Health and Nutrition Officer who often comes in to help with the meetings. Staff Pupil Adele Dastey – Depute Head Teacher S1 - TBC Siobhan Boyle - Nutrition Development Officer S2 – CARLY McGILL and NUAYM ABUBAKR Laura Farrell - PT Pastoral Support S3 – OLIVIA HEATH and PETER TOMPKINS Mrs Coyle - Pastoral Support S4 – MUJAHID KHAN and EILIS McGUIGAN J Forrest – PT Home Economics S5 – DANESH VIJAN and CASSIDY TODD J Kesson – Biology Teacher S6 – ORLA MACPHERSON,HANAAN YASIN and C Fleming – PT Physical Education Barbara Kerr – Cafeteria Staff NIAMH MCGEE SNAG GROUP MEETINGS • This term our SNAG meetings have focused on no-smoking day, litter, nutrition/healthy food and planning the trip to the Velodrome. • We have a meeting once a month to discuss subjects such as oral health, litter, energy drinks, smoking and lots more. It’s not only the selected pupils who can participate as we hold workshops, visits, fruit tasting, drop-ins etc. AIM OF THE SNAG GROUP What is the aim? • To discuss the issues surrounding diet and exercise in our school and how we can improve them • To inform others of the importance of a healthy diet • To recognise good health and wellbeing in and out of school WHAT THE SNAG GROUP DO? • Have regular meetings to discuss ways to improve nutrition and overall health and wellbeing around the school • Discuss the issues surrounding diet and exercise and what could be done to improve this • Encourage pupil voice on these matters • Represent your views – so if you have anything you wish to raise at the SNAG meetings you speak to your year representative WHAT WE HAVE DONE SO FAR • Promote pupil nutrition plus H&WB • Completed our own ‘better eating, better learning’ audit to see what we as a school are doing at present and what we could change or do better • Being involved in H&WB events for the past 3 years • Link in with the PSHE lessons so H&WB can be discussed A FEW THINGS THAT WE’VE DISCUSSED: • Health and well being brochure - will be sent out to parents to inform them about our group and the importance of diet and good health and wellbeing in school • Energy drinks – impacts on health and behaviour. Discussed some of the misconceptions around energy drinks. • Legal high – misconceptions and how they are dangerous. • Highlighting H&WB - Different ways we could highlight H&WB around the school e.g. walk to school day, non smoking day, fruit tasting etc. • Physical Activity- with the PTPE we have got more extra curricular activities on at lunchtimes and intervals so we can exercise instead of go to local shops and eat unhealthy options REDUCE THE NUMBERS OF PUPILS WITHIN THE SCHOOL EATING FOOD HIGH IN SALT, SUGAR AND FAT AND IMPROVE EATING SO THAT DIETS ARE HEALTHY AND MEET RECOMMENDED DAILY INTAKE • Does anyone have any questions or suggestions? • If you think of any, please don’t hesitate to contact one of your SNAG representatives.