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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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Me-sized meals

Plates and bowls are often bigger these days. Try getting child-sized ones for the kids – it'll make it easier to tell if they're getting the right amount for their 'Me-sized meals'.

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Where's the fat?

We all know too much saturated fat is bad for us. Which foods are kids getting the most sat fat from?

There can be a surprising amount of saturated fat in unhealthy snacks like cakes, biscuits and chocolate! Fish and nuts are actually a great source of healthier fats, and choosing lower-fat milk is a great way to cut back on sat fat.

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Swimming skills

Swimming is a really good all-round exercise, but which of these is also is true?

All three answers are true! Swimming is a great way to exercise, relax and stay healthy. It’s also a skill that could save a life.

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Swimming strokes

Which of these are real swimming strokes?

In fact, all three answers are real swimming strokes! Swimming is a great way to exercise and a fun way to be more active and stay healthy. It’s also a skill that could save a life.

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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

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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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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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Reject the refills!

If you're eating out, some restaurants offer free refills of sugary drinks with meals. Just one sugary drink can push you over your max daily sugar amount – and kids are having nearly 3 times more sugar than they should! Choose sugar free

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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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