We try to eat a balanced, healthy diet

Next week’s ethos theme is: ‘We try to eat a balanced, healthy diet.’ Given it will be Shrove Tuesday and pancakes will be in abundance, this is a timely ethos theme to link into Lent and to explore why some people abstain from sweet treats and other temptations. However, rather than trying to ‘give up’ something for Lent, a different approach might be to ‘start up’ something new to help improve our health and well-being. It might be enjoying a brisk walk after tea now that the light is returning, making time to read a book before bed, eating more fruit and vegetables, drinking more water or taking up a new hobby with friends. In our busy, stress-filled lives, these small but simple steps could have a positive and significant impact on our well-being (and continue beyond the Easter holidays!).