Fit and Fed …because poor children endure holiday hunger, isolation, and inactivity.
The Fit and Fed campaign provides families in poor neighbourhoods with free holiday activity sessions and meals.
School holidays are supposed to be a fun time of the year, but for a generation of children from low income families it isn’t. Children are isolated because there is no free activity programmes on offer, and they are at risk of going hungry because there are no free school meals.
This campaign is aimed at engaging children and young people whilst providing nutritious food and days of physical activity during the holidays.
If you’re growing up in a poor family the school holidays can be a horrible time; you're at home alone or hanging around on street corners, and your friends instantly and unavoidably flaunting the great time they're having on holiday or at football camp. And, there’s a greater than 7 in 10 chance that if you’re from one of the UK’s the poorest families then your family might well struggle to feed everyone!
60% of families with an annual income of £25,000 can’t always afford food during the holidays, and families on less than £15,000 report a ‘constant struggle’.
Fit & Fed aims to:
• Improve relationship with other participants
• Understand the importance of eating regular meals
• Reduce isolation