School Nutrition and Activity Programme in Swindon (SNAPS)

Date: 16 May 2022

A pilot programme for specific and targeted schools - comes to Swindon!

The Schools Nutrition and Activity Programme in Swindon (SNAPS) is focused on activities that promote healthy living. This will be a pilot programme aimed at targeted primary schools in the first instance.

The aim is to support pupils to maintain a healthy weight and improve health and wellbeing. The project does not focus on obesity, as this is emotive for many parents. 

The programme involves assessing the whole school environment, and implementing programmes to reduce sugar intake and increase physical activity in pupils, staff and parents. 

Growing healthily and maintaining a healthy weight are important not only for a child’s physical, social and mental wellbeing but also for their capacity to do well at school.[1],[2]

[1]  Public Health England. The link between pupil health and wellbeing and attainment. 2014.

2 University of London. Childhood obesity and educational attainment: A systematic review. 2011.

Read further here and learn more about how you can help young people in your school to stay active and healthy.