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Exercise and good nutrition are key to helping your child stay fit and healthy. Here you will find information to help keep your child active and happy.

Key Facts

1 in 5 Children

…in school year 6 are classified as obese

Only 1 in 4 Adults & 1 in 5 Children

…actually get their 5 a day of fruit & veg

2 in 4 Boys & 2 in 4 Girls

…get less than 3 lots of fruit & veg a day.

Only 1 in 5 Boys & 1 in 5 Girls

…actually do 60 mins of activity every day.

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What should our children be eating?

  • At least 5 portions of different fruit or vegetables a day. For children, a portion is roughly how much they can hold in their hands.
  • Starchy foods. Choose whole grain foods where possible.
  • Dairy or dairy alternatives. These are a good source of calcium and protein.
  • Pulses, beans, meat, fish or other protein.
  • Eat small amounts of unsaturated fats, oils and spreads.
  • Drink 6 – 8 cups of fluids per day, such as water or lower fat milk. Limit fruit juices and smoothies to 150ml per day.
View the NHS Eatwell Guide

What exercise should our children do?

Children aged 5 to 18 should do at least 60 minutes every day of moderate to vigorous activity.

This can include walking, running around the playground, digging in the garden, skipping, jumping, riding a scooter, cycling, swimming and roller blading, as well as sports like football.

Three times a week children should do activities that help strengthen their muscles and bones, for example gymnastics or climbing and swinging on playground equipment.

View the Livewell Physical Activity guidelines

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What parents say:

“Clear about how important it is to adopt a healthy lifestyle.”

— Shropshire

“The aim is that children are clear about how important it is to adopt a healthy lifestyle, including eating lots of fruit and vegetables and nutrients necessary for health and growth. Another aim is that they are aware of just how tasty these different fruits are and how enjoyable they are.”

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