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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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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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Carrot and sultana mini pancakes

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

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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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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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Go for green

Food labels show how much sugar, sat fat and salt are inside your food and drink. A good rule of thumb is to go for more greens and ambers and cut back on red 'traffic lights'. 

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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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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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