Advertisement: International media buying: Fox Media Advertise with us
The UK Sponsorship Database
The premier online database of UK sponsorship opportunities

  UK sponsorship news update ...
  << Home   << News archive  << May headlines  << Send us news!     Latest UK sponsorship news
go to our Twitter page
go to our Facebook page
go to our Google+ page
Live tweets on a range of sponsorship subjects
Bookmark and Share


Need a supplier?

After Dinner Speakers
Audio Visual
Creative consultants
Direct marketing
Equipment hire
Event management
Financial services
Legal advisers
Media buying
PR agencies
Sales promotion agencies
Sponsorship consultants
Trophies and awards

Get listed!



3rd June, 2015 << Home
Capespan UK commits to sponsorship of Healthy Eating Week

Capespan UK has been appointed an official sponsor of Healthy Eating Week which was launched this week in Bristol by HRH The Princess Royal.

At the launch event at Wansdyke Primary School, the organisers of Heathy Eating Week, the British Nutrition Foundation (BNF), also unveiled new research showing that primary school children are still falling woefully short of achieving their "5 A Day" of fruit and vegetables.

According to the research, conducted by the BNF as part of Healthy Eating Week 2015, the majority of UK primary school children know they should be eating five portions of fruit and vegetables a day, but just 38% are achieving this.

Over 7,400 nursery, primary and secondary schools across the UK are participating in the Week, during which a quarter* (2.5 million) of all the UK's school aged children will be provided with lessons about healthy eating, cooking, food provenance and the benefits of physical activity.

The research shows that the "5 a day" message is getting through, with 73% of primary school children having a good understanding of how many portions of fruit and vegetables they should be eating. There is, however, a gap between knowledge and behaviour: just 38% of primary school children recorded answers which suggest they are reaching the required levels and above.

Indeed, more than one in every ten primary school children said they eat no fruit or vegetables at all.

Steve McVickers, MD of Capespan, fruit and vegetable grower-exporters and Healthy Eating Week sponsors, commented on the gap: "Raising the profile of Healthy Eating week will address the behavioural change needed to get children eating more fruits and vegetables on a daily basis.

"As part of our own ethical agenda, Capespan is very pleased to be supporting the British Nutritional Foundation and getting behind this initiative.

To stimulate improvements in diet and lifestyle habits, BNF's Healthy Eating Week will be setting participating schools a series of healthy challenges, including "Have 5 A Day". Schools have been given trackers encouraging participation at school, at home and at work, and activity cards and teaching aids complementing curriculum goals.


* Based on 7,400 schools registered to participate in Healthy Eating Week, as 24 percent of a total of 29,785 schools in the UK [source:,, and].




To find out about
banner advertising
on this site,
click here

To find out about
listing your sponsorship requirements,
click this button





Like this site?   Tell a friend!

Home page  Advertise with us  Arts  Cause-related  Education  Media  Sport