Over the last year, the Irish FA has been developing a programme in partnership with eye4education focused on promoting healthy eating and tackling mental health issues.
This innovative project is aimed at post-primary schools across Northern Ireland.
An exciting element of the programme was recently launched in December 2013, focusing on educating pupils in post primary schools on the key issues of raising awareness and knowledge of healthy eating and mental health in a workshop format.
The health carousels will be visiting 20 post primary schools in the Greater Belfast area, taking pupils through the key information and issues by experts.
Geoff Wilson, Project Manager of the Irish FA’s Health Programme said: “This programme is the first of its kind and the Irish FA, alongside our partner eye4education, is delighted to be involved in this pilot programme. We have already received fantastic feedback from the teachers but the overall aim is to increase the education and awareness of healthy eating and mental health to pupils so they can make more informed decisions.”
The programme has been made possible due to the generous support of the NI Executive through the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure through the ‘Promoting Equality, Tackling Poverty and Social Exclusion through Sport’ programme.