Hearty Beats

Project Aim

Research has shown that children under 12 years of age are already exhibiting risk factors relating to heart disease, highlighting the need to provide health interventions for young people and their families at an early age. The school setting is an ideal place to provide these interventions.

The Project

Hearty-BEATS (Better Eating & Activity Through Schools) is a project which helps primary schools run activities promoting healthy hearts and lifestyles to pupils and their family members. This will be achieved through a variety of activities addressing healthy food withing the school setting and at home, cooking skills, urban farming, physical activities, and the offer of health checks to family members.


Middlesbrough Environment City is the lead organisation for the project and is managing the project on behalf of Middlesbrough Council’s Public Health Team.


Here are all the newsletters which have been created from the projects

  • Get Involved
  • Bike Safari/Safari Schools
  • Surgar SMART
  • Healthy Cooking Team – cooking on a budget, food safety training, healthy packed lunches
  • Get Growing! Gardening Club
  • Middlesbrough Town Meal
  • Pedestrian Training
  • Bikeability


December 2017 Newsletter

April 2018 Newsletter

June/July 2018 Newsletter

October 2018 Newsletter

April 2018 Newsletter

March 2019 Newsletter

September 2019 Newsletter

November 2019 Newsletter