Welcome to a school bag packed with educational games and activities for use in schools, at recreation centres, in the playground or at home. The activities are primarily developed for children aged 10–14 and aim to promote healthy habits.
Together with an adult, the children must find out how much protein, carbohydrate and fat, and hence energy, a typical packed lunch contains. The results can be discussed as a class.
The activity also uses an exercise sheet which guides children through the calculations relating to their packed lunch. The activity requires some mathematical calculations, so it is necessary for an adult to guide the children in what needs to be calculated and how.
The activity can be carried out in two hours, but if it is to include choosing foods, discussion and follow-up, a total of four hours should be allocated.
When you use the School Challenge activities, you support diabetes prevention by helping children to adopt healthier habits.
Take the walking challenge and win a step counter.Why not step into a healthier lifestyle today, and take our walking challenge? Let everyone wear the step counter for a day. If you hit the target of an average of 11,700 steps/day, you will win a step counter for every class member.» Sign up and order a step counter by sending an e-mail to
The earlier in life healthy habits are formed, the greater the chance that these habits will be maintained in adult life, which considerably reduces the risk of developing diseases in which lifestyle play a role, such as type 2 diabetes.
Prepare to put health on the school timetable by refreshing your knowledge about healthy lifestyles.