Boost pupil health and wellbeing through digital adventures

Discovery Education

Discovery Education empowers teachers and captivates pupils by providing high-quality, dynamic, digital content to Primary and Secondary schools. They offer a range of services and opportunities for schools to meet the needs of students in the digital age. This includes award-winning digital content, interactive lessons, virtual experiences with some of Discovery's most talented presenters and contributors, classroom challenges, professional development and more.

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Primary schools leaders are being encouraged to take pupil health and wellbeing digital in a bid to boost healthy eating. Discovery Education Espresso, the leading digital learning service, have joined forces with Switzerland’s Alimentarium Foundation to launch an exciting new range of resources which take a fresh approach to Science and nutrition teaching.

Using engaging multimedia content to unlock food science secrets, Eating, Moving and Growing provides schools with a complete suite of videos, games and activities to encourage pupils to make healthier choices. School leaders can get their hands on digital resources created as part of a three year partnership between Discovery Education and Alimentarium – the world’s first food-themed museum and a renowned international learning centre for nutrition.

Taking pupils on a fascinating exploration of the human body, the new resources teach about the science of eating and nutrition in a fun and accessible way. With a virtual journey through the digestive system, children can explore the amazing processes that keep us alive, and understand what makes our bodies tick. They can also investigate the important role of food in positive body image, and learn how ‘mindful eating’ can help us to eat well.

“Discovery Education is delighted to join forces with Alimentarium,” said Catherine Howard, director of educational partnerships at Discovery Education. “We have a shared mission to raise awareness of the issues of food and nutrition, and our combined expertise will enable us to create digital classroom resources with a difference. Together we will help schools to deliver teaching with real impact, encouraging pupils to think about the science of nutrition in an exciting way and to make healthier choices for a lifetime.”

New additions launching this month include interactive food games Nutrix and Tubix, designed to teach pupils about the biology of eating and the importance of a varied diet. Children can also learn about the energy value of foods with fun character game Yamy and The Food Pyramid.

Ursula Zeller, director of the Alimentarium, said: “The Alimentarium believes that its partnership with Discovery Education is a perfect opportunity to broaden access to accurate knowledge on food and nutrition for Primary school children. By enriching the Alimentarium Academy online educational platform with new resources for the younger population, the Alimentarium and Discovery Education are together making an important contribution to raising consciousness worldwide for more informed choices from an early age.”

The Eating, Moving and Growing resources were launched at Food For Thought, a special teaching event in London last month. Attended by schools from across the UK, and with sessions led by nutrition experts and body image specialists, the event offered practical ideas and support to encourage healthy eating and boost pupil wellbeing.

Discovery Education Espresso is one of the UK’s leading digital learning services, delivering dynamic curriculum matched content to 1.8 million pupils across the UK. The Eating, Moving and Growing games and resources are available to schools with a subscription to the service, and SLT interested in a free trial can request one here.

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