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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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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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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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Get fruity with puddings

Fruit is always the best choice for pudding! If you're choosing other types of puddings, try only have these at the weekend.

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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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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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