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Go for green

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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How many sugar cubes are in juice drinks?

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Snack time

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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Look out for yoghurts

Look out for yoghurts

Look at the labels of different yoghurts and choose the one lower in sugar. Swapping can halve the sugar your kids are having.

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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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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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Everyday sugar

Which of these everyday items can be high in added sugars?

In fact, there's often added sugar lurking in all these items. Try the Food Scanner app to help you see how much sugar, saturated fat and salt are in everyday food and drink.

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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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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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Warm up exercises

What is the best way to warm up for dancing?

A good way to warm up is by shaking your arms and legs. This helps your body loosen up.

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Swimming skills

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

All 3 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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