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Healthy lifestyles

Promoting good health

It is really important that children: Eat a variety of foods including fruit and vegetables. Have regular ‘me sized’ meals. Don’t have too many foods and drinks high in fat, salt and sugar. Are active for at least 60 minutes a day.

With healthy habits from birth, you can give your baby a good start for a healthy and happy future. Breast milk is ideal for your baby’s growing needs and giving them breast milk can make a big difference. If you are not as healthy as you could be, now could be a great time to establish good health habits for all the family.

Children like the foods they get used to. If you give them lots of different, healthy foods to try when they are babies and toddlers, they are more likely to eat a variety of healthy foods as they grow up.

Being active takes brain and muscle power so it plays an important part in your child's development. As they grow, you can help them by playing with them and helping them make new movements and explore their surroundings.

Healthy choices

How to help your child become healthy

Stop

Don't let your child eat too many foods high in fat, salt and sugar.

Think

Is your child eating a variety of foods, including fruit and vegetables?

Do

Make sure your child is active for at least 60 minutes per day.