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1 Day 1 Monday

2 Health promotion New year new start!!

3 Day 1 This week we are focusing on the school communities health, well being and healthy eating habits in our school. We want each of us to become aware of what we are eating and the effects it may have on our health.

4 This week is not about food being bad or all calories being bad. It is also not about losing or gaining weight. Its about improving the health and wellbeing of all of us. We need food and we need calories but we need more good food and less food with empty calories. Eg sweets, coke, cake etc. Its about making us all aware of healthy choices, about choosing good foods, and the benefits to our health of eating well and making time for exercise.

5 Good Health guide Get enough rest and sleep. Have good personal hygiene Try to avoid smoking, drug abuse and excessive consumption of alcohol. Take regular exercise Be happy. Always look on the bright side of life. Eat a balanced diet.

6 Rest and sleep It is recommended that people get on average 8 hours sleep per night Sleep affects your ability to concentrate, the condition of your skin, your mental health, how you can perform at anything you do. Late nights and lack of sleep will mean you are unable to concentrate and function effectively throughout the day

7 Exercise It is recommended that people do 30 minutes of exercise per day. Your heart rate should raise to get the benefit of this exercise Will give you more energy, contributes to positive mental health and if its an organised activity it can help towards making friends Good for your general health; heart, lungs, figure, skin, self-esteem

8 Mental Health Exercise promotes positive mental health. It makes you feel better and it stimulates various brain chemicals that will leave you feeling happier and more relaxed. You will also feel better about yourself when you exercise regularly, which can boost your confidence and improve your self-esteem. We all must learn to listen to our bodies.

9 Effects of smoking Hugely increases your likelihood of lung and throat cancer, heart disease, stroke Ages your skin Your clothes, hair and breath smell Stains your teeth

10 To Keep the Skin Healthy 1:Keep your Skin and Body clean. 2:Get plenty of Sleep. 3: Get lots of Fresh Air & Exercise. 4: Eat healthy foods (Lots of Fruit & Vegetables ) 5: Avoid Alcohol & Cigarettes. 6: Remove make-up at night.

11 Rest and relaxation Rest relaxes the mind. Rest and sleep give us more energy. We look and feel better. Concentration improves. Leisure is time away from work, school and study. Leisure time can be used to get fit. Keeps your brain active.

12 To relieve stress: Cut our workload Learn to relax, take time out Learn meditation Take exercise Get plenty of rest and sleep

13 Day 2 Tuesday

14 What is a calorie? A calorie is a unit of energy. In nutrition and everyday language, calories refer to energy consumption through eating and drinking and energy usage through physical activity. For example, an apple may have 80 calories, while a 1 mile walk may use up about 100 calories.

15 Calorie guidelines per day Recommended calorie intake for an average female adult – 2000 Adult male – 2500 Teenagers need a higher calorie intake because of the fact that they are growing

16 Where do calories go?? We need a certain number of calories just to function. Even if you are not moving your lungs need to pump oxygen, your heart needs to pump blood, your kidneys need to excrete wastes, your liver needs to detoxify and your brain needs to coordinate what your body is doing.

17 Every day these organs need at least this amount of calories for basic function Heart12% of calories Kidneys12% of calories Liver23% of calories Brain23% of calories Skeletal Muscle 30% of calories

18 Here is an idea of the amount of calories in some of the foods that you might eat

19 Every packaged item that you buy must contain nutritional information on a label. This will list the amount of carbohydrates, sugar, fats, protein, salt, calories, etc. in the food, normally given per portion size.

20 A B Examples of food labelling

21 Food labelling explained This snickers bar has 250 calories BUT calories are not the only things you should look at!!! there are 27grams of sugar in this bar. 4 grams of sugar =1 teaspoon So there are almost 7 teaspoons of sugar in a snickers. You should also look at the salt content. It is recommended you only have 6 grams of salt a day

22 Remember We need calories to function properly Eating too many calories in a day has a negative impact on your health but equally important eating too little calories everyday can also have a hugely negative impact on your daily functions, as well as your hair, skin and nails.


24 5+ portions 5 portions 2-3 portions 0-3 portions Another way to achieve a balanced diet is to use the Food Pyramid

25 Day 3 Wednesday

26 Eating Habits in our School We surveyed a number of students, both male and female on their daily food and drink intake. The results in the following slides are their calories consumed, five days a week, over a one year period.

27 REMEMBER we need calories to carry out our everyday activities and not all calories are bad. Excessive calories, as long as they are burnt off through exercise is ok. Example, a professional athlete may consume up to calories a day but exercise for several hours.

28 Food is very important to our health but its equally important we get enough good foods. Treats are ok but should be just that – a treat and not something you have several times a day

29 Transition Year Female Breakfast: biscuits x3 tea Lunch chocolate bar half crisp roll Dinner tuna and pasta Snacks noodles biscuits tea Approx 2600 calories. This is 450 calories over the daily allowance. This amounts to extra calories a year Which if not burnt off equals 3 stone weight gain over a year Aside from the calories this is a poor diet as there is no fruit and vegetables or water.

30 2 nd Year Male Breakfast: 2 slices of toast & tea Small break: Can of coke and half a sausage baguette Big break: Half a curry chip roll Dinner: Pasta & water Supper: tea & toast and a couple of biscuits Total = This is 300 calories over the daily allowance which if not burnt off will amount to 2 stone weight gain over a year (12.7 kg) Aside from the calories this is a poor diet as there is no fruit and vegetables and very little water

31 6 th Year Female Breakfast: Nothing Small break: Half a crisp roll Big break: Half a meatball roll Dinner: Nothing Drinks: Cappucino & lucozade Total = This is 670 less than the daily allowance. This will result in excessive tiredness, lack of energy, poor teeth, hair, nails and skin health. Aside from the calories this is a very poor diet as there is no fruit, vegetables or water. Not having breakfast has a serious effect on your metabolism.

32 3 rd Year - Male Breakfast: 2 slices of brown bread with butter. Bowl of weetabix Small Break: banana Big Break: Apple, brown bread sandwich with cheese, lettuce, tomato and ham Dinner: Breast of chicken, carrots, peas and potatoes Bag of crisps Drinks: 5 glasses of water and 2 cups of tea This is a much more balanced diet where the male got plenty of fruit and vegetables. He should be able to concentrate and function better due to the balanced diet

33 What do you eat daily???

34 Day 4 Do you know how long it takes to burn off a Big Mac meal? How much exercise would you have to do?

35 How to burn 450 kcal Activity: Jogging It would take approximately 62 minutes to burn off Activity: Walking It would take approximately 133 minutes to burn off

36 how to burn 300 kcal Activity: Cycling It would take approximately 49 minutes to burn that off Activity: Swimming It would take approximately 56 minutes to burn that off

37 In order to burn off a cup of soup (67 calories) it would take approx 8 minutes of cycling or 20 minutes of walking

38 In order to burn off a banana (105 calories) it would take approx 13 minutes of cycling or 31 minutes of walking

39 In order to burn off a can of coke (139 calories) it would take approx 23 minutes of cycling or 55 minutes of walking.

40 In order to burn off a half of a crisp roll (480 calories) it would take, on average, a second level student 70 minutes of cycling or 170 minutes of walking

41 In order to burn off 3 slices of pizza (540 calories) it would take approx 66 minutes of cycling or 159 minutes of walking

42 Day 5

43 There are a number of things you can do to improve your overall health Eat healthier Take up some form of exercise Get plenty of sleep Dont smoke

44 School activities Basketball Soccer Football Hurling Hip-hop Fitness class Aikido Athletics Swimming Rugby Running club Camogie

45 Ideas for activities outside school Camogie Tennis Judo Running/jogging Walking Variety of dance classes Yoga Pilates Kickboxing Boxercise Or any other form of exercise

46 New Year New Start All of us should try to pick up an existing or new activity at the beginning of this year.

47 As of this week, fizzy drinks will be banned in this school. We would encourage you to drink water instead.

48 Healthy alternatives We would also encourage you to choose healthy food when youre making breakfast, lunch and dinner. If you make your own meals you know the nutrition that is put into them. Eat at least five (5) portions of fruit and veg EVERYDAY Aim to drink 2 litres of water every day

49 Remember Your health is so important. Years of bad food choices combined with lack of exercise can results in strokes, heart disease, obesity, diabetes and some types of cancer. It is up to each person to try and look after their body and fuel it with good foods. Encourage your parents to buy healthy foods so they are available in the house for tuna, veg, fruit etc. Its never too late to make a change.

50 New options will be made available in the canteen such as Break: yougurts, fruit, popcorn and buns Lunch: Baked potato with fillings Tomato pasta with veg/ tuna Variety of soups

51 There is a healthy eating guide at the back of your school journal. Take a look!!

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