A bright new webpage has been created by Cancer Focus Northern Ireland with lots of up-to-date health messages for parents and children.
Cancer Focus has been working with schools to improve the health of Northern Ireland children for more than 30 years and the charity visits hundreds of local schools each year with its healthy lifestyle messages.
The new webpage is the latest step in Cancer Focus’s mission to lower the risk of local people getting cancer.
Clare Smith, programme manager for schools and young people, said: “As a parent myself I understand how difficult it is to make the healthy choice. We live in a very time-pressured society where many parents are working. I would be the first to admit that I struggle to prepare a nutritious, well-balanced meal for my children every night, but the advice and support on these pages are not about making you feel guilty.
“This page provides a mixture of interesting information and practical, easy and very often fun solutions to the problems we face every day in our quest to keep ourselves and our children healthy. There are sections on eating healthily, care in the sun, smoking, physical activity, alcohol, body awareness and sexual health.
“The online page also provides clear and concise information about what your child has been learning during our school visits in an easily accessible way. And we hope our Parents’ Page will help to bridge the gap that exists between school and home in relation to habits and behaviours.”
Cancer Focus is very grateful to the Big Lottery Fund for supporting this project.
For more information visit www.cancerfocusni.org and search for Parents’ Page, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 028 9068 0736.