Training

Healthy Lifestyles

Manchester Healthy Schools is committed to raising awareness about the importance of healthy lifestyles and equipping staff with the knowledge and understanding about a multi-faceted approach to reducing obesity among children and young people.

Training has been developed to support schools to develop healthy eating policies and best practice around encouraging physical activity for all ages.

Universal training is available for all schools that have completed the Health Check.

Schools that have prioritised Healthy Lifestyles this year will have access to a wider selection of bespoke or 'in-house' training and support to ensure that they are able to make significant progress in this area.

Please contact nicola.howe@mft.nhs.uk for more information.

Please find a full list of training available to support healthy lifestyles below. Bespoke training for secondary schools and special schools is available on request.


The Healthy Lifestyles theme aims to promote and develop healthy lifestyle choices in the school age population, preventing and reducing the number of children with excess weight across Manchester, and incorporates a range of resources, staff training and interventions around the topic areas of healthy eating and physical activity.

Training & Events

Making Breaktimes Active for All

Universal Primary Secondary Special

Themes included:This virtual training will look at the role of active breaktimes in supporting pupils' health and wellbeing. It will explore...

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Understanding Childhood Obesity

Universal Primary Secondary Special

Themes included:Childhood Obesity is a complex and often misunderstood disease which can massively impact an individual's physical and menta...

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Healthy Lifestyles training Part 2 – Developing a physically active school community

Priority Primary Secondary Special

Themes included: A look at the physical activity levels of children and young people in Manchester and how these have been impacted as a res...

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Healthy Lifestyles training Part 1 – The importance of healthy eating in school and beyond

Priority Primary Secondary Special

Themes included:A look at how the Coronavirus pandemic has impacted the diets and nutritional health of children and young people in Manches...

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