If you work in an Early Years setting Change4Life can help you promote healthier lifestyles to toddlers and pre-school children and their families. As a childcare professional your link to the local community puts you in a great position to spread the Change4Life word.
This part of the campaign focuses on Early Years because good habits picked up now can reap great rewards later. If a child becomes used to eating regular meals, only having nutritious snacks between meals and enjoys being active they have a great chance of becoming a healthy youngster and enjoying a longer, healthier life.
It's really important that this age group has healthy habits right from the start. If you're a childminder or work in a children's centre or nursery this section has lots of ideas just for you.
One of the most important things to do is to sign up as a local supporter. This means you'll get a regular newsletter from us so you'll be among the first to hear about our latest campaigns and materials.
Our free, downloadable posters and booklets can help you to help children aged two to five to develop healthy habits.
If you'd like some new ideas for using Change4Life and Play4Life resources in your setting, take a look at what other Early Years providers have done. You can read and comment, or send us your own experiences.
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Change4Life and LazyTown
Change4Life has teamed up with superhero Sportacus from children’s TV show LazyTown to create a range of games and activities encouraging children aged two to five to be more active and eat healthier food. The aim is to challenge them to become as healthy and active as Sportacus.
Find out more about Change4Life and LazyTown