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Make a sugary drink swap

It's a good idea to take a bottle of water with you when you're out and about. It'll save reaching for a sugary drink!

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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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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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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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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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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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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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