Healthy Lives - Wednesday 1 July

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The Healthy Lives Team supports schools, pupils and families with everything to do with health and wellbeing. We want to help you to live fitter, healthier and happier lives.

We are incredibly proud in Tower Hamlets to have supported schools to gain more Healthy Schools awards than any other borough in London. So please use this newsletter in whatever way suits you best to stay as fit and healthy as possible.

If you're in a school, please share this newsletter using your social media or website using the following share button, or you can click the hyperlink in the top right corner of this email:

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Just to let you know, you're receiving this because you have either opted in to get emails from the council relating to children and education, or you are one of the Healthy Lives team's regular contacts, or you may also have been forwarded this email from your school.

If you know anyone who would like to sign up to this newsletter, please send them the following link. They will need to close the initial pop-up subscription box and complete the one on the main webpage.  They will then need to choose Children and Education as their preferred topic:

Take care,

The Healthy Lives team at London Borough of Tower Hamlets.

Here's a selection of fun activities for you and your family...

National Geographic Kids

Explore National Geographic Kids Discover

Explore National Geographic Kids Discover section. This is where you can discover some of the coolest facts for kids from around our planet. From animals and geography to science, nature and history, there are so many amazing facts for kids just waiting to be discovered by young explorers.

Explore >

Food a Fact of Life

Learn about food with 'Food a Fact of Life'

The 'Food a Fact of Life' classroom is a remote learning hub focused on everything linked to food, such as recipes, where our food comes from and healthy eating tips. Until 1 September, schools, pupils and parents can access activity ideas and resources to support remote learning. Its free and new resources will be released every two weeks.

Learn more >

The Daily Mile

The Daily Mile

The #DailyMileAtHome is helping children stay active by encouraging 15 minutes of jogging, walking or running, with some extra challenges along the way to keep everyone motivated. The challenge is now on Week 12 so start here, or for even more of a challenge start at the beginning and catch up!

The Daily Mile >

Pasta bake

Chicken and leek pasta bake

This pasta bake is made with just a handful of cupboard staples, including flour and milk. Simply add whatever vegetables you have to hand – fresh or frozen peas and broccoli work perfectly, but you can use whatever veg you can get hold of – try sweetcorn, mushrooms or spinach. Any leftovers you have can be frozen too, making a quick and easy mid-week meal.

Pasta bake >

And remember...


“Take responsibility of your own happiness; never put it in other people’s hands.”

Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

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The Healthy Lives Team want to support you with all aspects of health and wellbeing. We will be sending you regular newsletters that will be relevant whether you are at home with your children, working from home or at school. 

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Coronavirus updates and advice

The council is supporting the nation's efforts to stop the spread of coronavirus, while running our most critical services and supporting our residents, including those that are vulnerable.  

We are regularly publishing advice for residents, local businesses and more at 

We are also sharing updates with our subscribers in regular emails, and publishing stories on social media using #TowerHamletsTogether.

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Stay at home

More on staying healthy, happy and entertained at home

In addition to the highlights featured here, the council has put together a whole host of resources to help families and individuals stay happy, healthy and entertained while they spend more time at home due to the coronavirus pandemic.

From online Idea Store materials to educational activities, learning a new skill or hobby, taking a virtual museum or zoo tour, keeping fit or just having pure fun, we've got it all in one place.

More activities and resources >

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