Check out the Brennans Healthy Heroes Lunch Club at St Josephs National School, Dundalk, where the 6th Class/P7 students have come up with some fun lunchtime activities for the whole school.

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What is the Brennans Healthy Heroes Lunch Club?

During lunch, the club meet to eat together and nutrition is addressed informally through teacher led discussion. The children then take over and run the activities, building on those suggested in the Brennans Healthy Heroes Lunch Club pack and developing their own club games.

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Why should my school take part?

  • The Brennans Healthy Heroes Lunch Club offers an opportunity for children to come together and enjoy healthy food and physical activity in a social setting
  • Running a lunch club can contribute towards your Active School Flag
  • Childhood obesity is a real concern for children today with one child in four being overweight or obese and many remaining so into their teens and adult life*

What input will teachers have?

The teachers will:

  • Help to facilitate the selection of the committee
  • Lead the informal discussion around nutrition while children are eating using discussion touch-points and information provided by Dr Mary McCreery, Consultant Clinical Nutritionist and Dietitian at The Blackrock Clinic
  • Supervise the activities led by the pupils

How is this different from other programmes?

  • The Brennans Healthy Heroes Lunch Club gives the children an opportunity to take ownership of their own club and develop leadership skills whilst having fun and taking part in a range of activities to develop a healthy and active lifestyle.


* Heinen MM, Murrin C, Daly L, O’Brien J, Heavey P, Kilroe J, O’Brien M, Scully, H, Mulhern LM, Lynam A, Hayes C, O’Dwyer U, Eldin N, Kelleher CC [2014]. The Childhood Obesity Surveillance Initiative (COSI) in the Republic of Ireland: Findings from 2008, 2010 and 2012. Dublin: Health Service Executive

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