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Play, playwork and food – new info sheet


Both food and play are vitally important to the health, growth and wellbeing of children. Healthy children who are well fed and nourished have the resources to respond with enthusiasm and engagement to play opportunities and new experiences.

This information sheet explores the current health agenda, play and health, how food can be provided in a playwork setting as well as attitudes and values towards food. It also includes case studies from Gwenfro Valley in Wrexham, Meriden Adventure Playground in Birmingham and Glamis Adventure Playground in London.

Thank you to Colin Powell, Ellen Delaney and Penny Wilson for providing the inspiring case studies.

This is an updated version of the information sheet written by Sue Bradshaw, originally published in 2007.

Download info sheet | View online