Reverse The Trend Foundation have created the Healthy Happy Child Campaign; a scientifically proven multi-component programme that considers the many factors that contribute to childhood obesity and poor mental health.
To successfully challenge childhood obesity requires addressing the obesogenic environment as well as critical elements in the life-course. Our strategy is to ensure appropriate television/screen viewing, encourage active play, establish healthy eating behaviours and diets, promote healthy sleep routines and role-model healthy caregiver and family lifestyle.
We work with children to create healthy habits that will hopefully last a life time. Remember when you were first taught to tie your shoelaces? We bet you still tie them the same way. That's a habit cycle. Working with Neuroscientists, Reverse The Trend Foundation has created the Healthy Happy Child Campaign which employs the Habit Cycle to reinforce physical, nutritional and emotional wellbeing.
Imagine if children were shown how to create healthy habits. Not just physical and nutritional ones, but emotional ones too. Imagine if they could increase their self-esteem, sleep better, express feelings and move more. But we want to make it fun too. That’s why children aged 8-16 help to create our Healthy Challenges.