BNF Healthy Eating Week Challenges

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 universities to use the following behaviour change techniques to help students and staff 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 students, staff and visitors 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 and @BNFevents using #BNFHEW17 or email Lucy at

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

Why not encourage your students and staff to record and track their achievements during the week?


Download the 'Did you know that...' poster.  Write what your university will be doing during BNF Healthy Eating Week and display it centrally so it can be seen by all your students and visitors!