BNF HEW challenges 2017

What schools did last year

Here are some of the things you have told us you did for BNF HEW 2016!

What workplaces did last year

Here are some of the things you have told us you did for BNF HEW 2016!

BNF HEW 2017 online events

Online events programme for BNF HEW 2017

BNF Healthy Eating Week challenges 2017

The five challenges are:

  • have breakfast;
  • have 5 A DAY;
  • drink plenty;
  • get active;
  • try something new.
Details of each challenge can be found in the planning guide.  

In addition, we are encouraging schools to use the following behaviour change techniques to help pupils meet the challenges.  These are:
  • targets;
  • buddies;
  • nudges;
  • rewards.  
New for 2017, we have produced downloadable posters for the five challenges. Each poster provides the key information about each health challenge. The posters can be displayed to let pupils, staff and parent/carers know about, and prepare for, the challenges that will be taking place during BNF Healthy Eating Week.

Remember, full details about the challenges and the behaviour change techniques can be found in the planning guide.

Do let us know how you get on with the challenges!

Contact us via Twitter @Foodafactoflife using #BNFHEW17 or email Kim at

Challenge introduction presentation

Introduce your pupils to the five health challenges with the Challenge introduction presentation!

The presentation explains what each challenge is, the health benefits and how it can be achieved. 

Have breakfast 

Have a healthy breakfast every day.



Have 5 A DAY

Have at least 5 portions of fruit and vegetables every day.



Drink plenty

Have at least 6-8 drinks every day.



Get active

Get active every day - move more, sit less!



Try something new

Try a new food, drink, activity or experience.




Challenge tracker and certificates

Download your challenge tracker and certificates here!

The tracker can be used to help pupils monitor their progress with the challenges during BNF Healthy Eating Week.

The certificate, available in pink or blue, can be awarded to children who have successfully completed the challenges during the Week.  You could award these during a whole school assembly!