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Smart swaps

After school, swap biscuits, sweets and chocolate muffins for healthier snacks like fruit and chopped veggies, plain rice cakes, toast with lower-fat spread or a fruited teacake. 

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Sugary drinks

A can of cola contains how many sugar cubes?

Crikey! That's way over the daily maximum amount of sugar for children in just one drink!

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Sugary snacks

On average, what percentage of kids' overall sugar intake comes from snacks?

Wow, half of their sugar intake comes from snacks! This shows how choosing healthier snacks could make a big difference.

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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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Make healthy swaps

Swap sugary drinks like fizzy drinks, energy drinks and juice drinks for lower-fat milks, water, sugar-free or no added-sugar drinks.

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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 5 to 18-year-olds be getting every day?

Kids and young people aged 5 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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How many sugar cubes are in juice drinks?

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Healthier drinks

Which of these drinks is the healthiest choice for children?

It's milk! You don't need to worry about the sugar in lower-fat milks as this isn't added sugar.

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