Promoting a healthy environment for children
Andrea Maria Fernandes
Contents – Unit 6
SECTION 1 – Research
Introduction Page 2
E1 Collate evidence which describes the role of the practitioner in working towards a healthy environment for children Page 3 E2/ Provide information about legislation which supports the right of children to a healthy lifestyle Page 4 B1 Evaluate the relevance of current legislation as it applies to supporting a healthy lifestyle for childrenPage 4
SECTION 2 – Factors which may affect children’s health and wellbeing at different times of their lives E3/ Provide information about a range of factors which may affect children’s health and wellbeing Page 7 E4 Include evidence of the effects of these effects on children’s health Page 7
SECTION 3– How to plan & implement routines & activities for children
E5Include an explanation of how routines and activities can promote and maintain a healthy lifestylePage 9 E6 Include descriptions of two activities which are suitable to use with children to promote a healthy lifestylePage 10 D1 How routines can promote and maintain a healthy lifestyle Page 11 C1 Analyse the reasons for planning and implementing activities which contribute to promoting and maintaining a healthy lifestyle for children Page 12
SECTION 4 – On reflection
A1 Reflective account on the role of the practitioner ……………………. Page 13
Introduction to Unit 6 – Promoting a healthy environment for children
In this assignment I will be looking at promoting a healthy environment for children. Over the last 20 years, the UK has seen increased wealth and overall improvements in the health of both adults and children.
However, it is evident that great inequality still exists and the health of the nation’s children is a matter of concern, not only to individual children and families but to society in general.
From forming this portfolio I have discovered that ill health can affect all areas of a child’s development, and this includes their ability to learn and fulfil their potential.
In order to improve child health agencies must work together in partnership.
This portfolio will help to illustrate and address how the role of the practitioner works towards a healthy lifestyle and environment, legislation which supports the rights of children to a healthy lifestyle, the range of factors which may affect children’s health and well-being at different times of their lives …
E1- Collate evidence which describes the role of the practitioner in working in promoting a healthy lifestyle and environment for children
1. Allowing children to have a balanced diet, this can be done by encouraging children to eat their five-a-day. By reading books and poems that they can join into, this will help children to remember the importance of having a balanced diet. 2. By having fruit and vegetables provided for the children in school, helps them to eat at least on piece a day. The School Fruit & Vegetable scheme is a programme that helps to increase fruit & vegetable intake. This is important as each child deserves a healthy start in life as it may influence their health in the future.
3. The School Fruit & Vegetable Scheme states:
“By providing four to six year old children with an extra portion of fruit or vegetable each school day, along with a positive and enjoyable experience of eating fruit and vegetables, the scheme encourages children to develop positive attitudes towards fruit and vegetables.” (www.dh.gov.uk)
4. If a child is allowed regular exercise it allows motivation of brain activity,...