For Parents and Carers

About this website

Give children a healthy start in life

The Great Grub Club is a website for 4–11 year olds produced by World Cancer Research Fund UK. It teaches children about healthy eating and being active in a fun way.

As the UK’s cancer prevention charity, we know that helping children get a healthy start in life is really important. That’s why we created the Great Grub Club. By encouraging children to eat healthily and be physically active from an early age, we aim to help them develop healthy habits that could help reduce their risk of developing cancer later in life.

Cancer currently affects one in two people in the UK but about a third of the most common cancers could be prevented through eating a healthy diet, being physically active and maintaining a healthy weight.

Due to the age of the target audience, the Great Grub Club website does not refer to the link between healthy living and cancer prevention, except for in the Teachers and Parents sections.

World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF UK) is registered with the Charity Commission in England and Wales (Registered Charity No: 1000739).

Privacy Policy

In general, any information provided to the Great Grub Club website will only be used by the Great Grub Club (run by WCRF UK) and will never be given to anyone else without consent. The exception to this is when we are obliged or permitted by law to disclose it. We will not use personal information for any other purpose than that stated when it was obtained and we will not pass this information to a third party.

We stipulate that children (aged 16 or under) need permission from a parent or guardian before sending us a picture, letter or joke, or entering any of the competitions we are running. Without this consent, we cannot accept personal details.

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it.

Children comments policy

Children are welcome to use our ‘Kids, have your say!’ feature to vote for their favourite activities and leave their comments. To protect children’s privacy we only request their first name and age – these fields are not mandatory, but they help us tailor our content better to our users.

When a comment is published, only the child’s first name will appear. If they contribute any other information that reveals personal information, such as surnames, phone numbers, email addresses, home addresses and so on, this will be removed before the comment is published.

The administrator moderates the comments received. We aim to publish a fair balance of positive and negative comments on our comments page. Comments containing abusive language will not be published.

Copyright

The works of authorship contained in this website, including but not limited to all design, text and images, are owned or licensed by the World Cancer Research Fund UK, and may not be copied, reproduced, transmitted, displayed, performed, distributed, rented, sublicensed, altered, stored for subsequent use or otherwise used in whole or in part in any manner without World Cancer Research Fund UK’s prior written consent, except that the user may temporarily make such copies in a single computer’s RAM and hard drive cache as are necessary to browse the website, and the user may make one permanent print out of each page of the website to be used by the user for personal and non-commercial uses which do not in any way have the potential to harm the reputation of World Cancer Research Fund UK. You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audit sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text. The Great Grub Club’s status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of material on the Great Grub Club’s site must always be acknowledged. If you print off, copy or download any part of the Great Grub Club’s site in breach of these terms of use, your right to use the Great Grub Club’s site will cease immediately and you must, at the Great Grub Club’s option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.

The Great Grub Club and World Cancer Research Fund UK logos, names, slogans and other logos are trademarks, service marks or registered trademarks of their respective owners and may not be used by any other party without the express written permission of their respective owners.

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