Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Healthy Living Award ; Manchester Enterprise Academy Has Been Fuelled by a Desire to Cut Sugar Consumption

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Healthy Living Award ; Manchester Enterprise Academy Has Been Fuelled by a Desire to Cut Sugar Consumption

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MANCHESTER Enterprise Academy, in conjunction with children's illustrator Gabrielle Dow, has created the highly imaginative and unique 'Cool Fuel' sugar reduction campaigns.

The two campaigns, Cool Fuel 1 and 2, have been delivered to seven of the Academy's local primaries over the last 18 months. Both campaigns have involved the delivery of 52 workshops to Years 5 and 6.

The campaigns included two specially created characters - Science Hamster and Secret Agent Hamster.

Manchester Enterprise Academy's aim was to empower and motivate children to make their own healthy eating behavioural changes in an engaging and entertaining way.

The campaigns have taken on board some of the latest findings of Public Health England and, using the special characters and creative materials, the 'Cool Fuel' workshops have been extremely effective. …

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