Healthy Lives Families Update - children's asthma workshop, mile end park run, food education and international women and girls week!

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The Healthy Lives Team Families update contains helpful information and activities for your whole school community


This is the FAMILIES newsletter from The Healthy Lives Team. Each Friday we share relevant information, activities and resources to support your ongoing health and wellbeing.

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 now have a Healthy Lives Team webpage where you can find out more about the team and access Healthy Schools resources and all our archived newsletters.


Asthma and Children’s Physical Activity

The Healthy Lives teams offers a range of workshops to support staff  and families throughout the year. This month we are offering online sessions on Asthma and Children’s Physical Activity.  

Thursday 10 March 2022  from 10.00am - 10.45am

Tuesday 8 March 2022  from 3.45pm - 4.30pm

This session is for parents, teachers and any other school staff interested in learning more about physical activity for children with asthma.  Learn why physical activity is important for children with asthma, how to address children’s worries about engaging in physical activity, and steps to take to ease your own worries about your child exercising.

For more information or to book, please contact:


park run

Park Run at Mile End Park

Did you know that Park Run takes place every Saturday at Mile End Park starting at 9am?   Park Run is a free, fun, and friendly weekly 5k community event. Walk, jog, run, volunteer or spectate – it's up to you!  This is a great opportunity to get your family moving.  Children under 11 must stay within an arm’s length of their parent or carer at all times during the run.  You must register on their website to participate. Why not try it? 

Register here >


Food Education Like You’ve Never Tasted Before

TastEd (which is short for Taste Education) is an organisation that promotes food  education for children to help them become more confident, adventurous and healthy eaters.  On their website they have free, online resources for parents to use.  These are easy and fun ways for you and your child to explore fruit and vegetables together using whatever ingredients you happen to have in your kitchen right now. The hope is that by the end of these sessions, your child will have used their natural curiosity and their five senses to develop a more positive relationship with food, especially vegetables. 

Home learning videos > More ideas >



International Women & Girls Week:  6-12 March 2022

The Sports & Physical Activity Team, GLL Better and Partners present a week of celebrating females participating together in physical activity.  On offer is a variety of events including virtual wellbeing classes, taster sessions and competitions with partners at low cost or FREE entry.  Want to join a girls’ cycling session, badminton tournament, or netball game? Click on the links below. 

 Find out more here >  Sign up here >

And remember...


"It always seems impossible until it's done."

Nelson Mandela

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The Healthy Lives Team

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 school, work, or at home.

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Take care,

The Healthy Lives team at London Borough of Tower Hamlets.

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