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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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Being active

Which of these activities are not physical activities?

Watching TV is not a physical activity, but bike riding and running around the playground are. These types of physical activities, of moderate intensity, cause you to feel warmer, breathe harder and make your heart beat faster – but you can still

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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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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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Fancy feet

Which type of footwear is sensible for running or jogging?

A pair of trainers, preferably with good support, is all you need to get running!

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Find out why our kids shouldn't be having sugary drinks

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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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Start small

Give your kids less food to start with – they can always ask for seconds. You'll have less waste and they won't eat too much.

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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.