Veggie Run teams up with West Ham United Foundation

Veggie Run, Havering Council's healthy eating app, has partnered with the West Ham Foundation to help our children dodge unhealthy food.

The gaming app promotes a healthy diet and rewards children for eating fruit and vegetables.

The Council's partnership with the West Ham United Foundation will help deliver the "Healthy Hammers" programme to 2400 children throughout the 2018/19 school year.

Coaches from the programme will deliver health and nutrition based activities at selected schools throughout the Borough.

Councillor Robert Benham, Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, Learning and Education, said:

“The partnership between Veggie Run and the West Ham United Foundation is a first of its kind for a council in England. Through Veggie Run we aim to educate children about healthy living through digital game play, and directly reward them and schools with sporty prizes.

“Veggie Run links with our school catered meals offer, as we are passionate about providing children with a healthy school meal in Havering. As the study conducted by The School Food Plan identified, only one percent of packed lunches met the government’s criteria on nutritional lunches.”

As part of the launch, West Ham will host 10 lucky children at their stadium on 7th November.

Visit https://www.haveringcatering.co.uk/hes-catering-announces-partnership-w… for information about the programme.