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Carrot and sultana mini pancakes

These carrot and sultana mini pancakes taste great and are so easy to make!

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Daily exercise

How many minutes of physical activity should five to 18-year-olds be getting every day?

Kids and young people aged five to 18 need to be active for at least 60 minutes each day. Every 10-minute burst of activity counts towards the 60 minutes, so try our fun Shake Ups and get active together!

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The Eatwell Guide

The Eatwell Guide is a brilliant idea – it helps you eat a healthy, balanced diet by showing you the different types of foods and drinks we should consume. Simple!

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Kids and salt

Do you know how much of the salt we are eating is already in the foods we buy?

It's not just the salt added to our cooking or at the table that we need to watch out for. Three-quarters of the salt we're eating is already in the foods we buy. These can contain a lot of salt — even if they don't taste salty!

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Take-home takeaways

You don't always have to miss out on your favourite takeaways. Try healthier alternatives to your favourite foods. Try swapping a doner kebab for a shish kebab instead – it contains a lot less fat.

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Chocolate biscuits

Do you know how much sugar there is a packet of choccy biscuits?

A packet of your favourite choccy biscuits contains the equivalent of 29 cubes of sugar, 37 grams of saturated fat AND 6 sachets of salt. That’s a cube of sugar for every biscuit!

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Benefits of walking

Walking is good for you, but do you know why?

In fact, all three answers are correct! Walking boosts your immune system, builds bones and muscles, and can reduce stress. Even a brisk 10 minute walk counts, so get outside and start walking!

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Super start your day

Don't be tempted to skip breakfast, even if you're trying to lose weight. If you have a healthy breakfast in the moring you're less likely to want to snack before lunch. Check out our healthy breakfast ideas.

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Cycling skills

Which skills does riding a bike help develop?

In fact, all three answers are correct! Riding a bike or scooter helps develop your motor skills, including balance and coordination, as well as building up strength in the legs and core.

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Pizza perfect

When ordering out, cut back on fat and salt by swapping a pizza with a cheese-stuffed crust to one with a thin, crispy crust instead and choose lower-fat toppings such as chicken, prawns and vegetables.

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Just a mouthful

If you're worried about fussy eater not getting a balanced diet, encourage them to try a mouthful of everything on their plate, rather than all of it. You might find they try more things that way.

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Pack it in

Plan ahead and try to take a packed lunch to work or when you are out and about. It can work out cheaper.

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Snack time

Set a regular healthy snack time for mid-morning and afternoon when the kids are home. It helps train their bodies to know regular food is coming, making them less likely to reach for unhealthy choices. Make at least one snack count towards their