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Fussy eating, salt and sugar, staying active and forming good habits

Healthy living

5 benefits of playing outside

Playing outside can support your child's mental health as well as physical and emotional development.

Tips for keeping your family healthy

Ideas to make it easier for you and your family to eat well and stay active.

Tips for when your child is a fussy eater 

If your child is refusing some foods, there are some things you can do to encourage new habits.

How much salt should my child eat?

Babies and children need very little salt in their diet. It's a good idea to stick to the NHS guidelines if you can.

How much sugar should my child eat?

Checking food labels can help you judge how much sugar your child gets through during the day.

How do I check the fat, salt and sugar content in the food I buy?

Many packaged foods come with colour-coded labels that show how much fat, sugar and salt there is at a glance.

Activity: go on a nature trail

Create your own nature trail to add fun to a family walk and help your children learn.

Activity: hold a family sports day

Organise a sports day with your family to spend time together and get some exercise.

I’m worried about my child’s eating habits

If you're worried about your child's relationship with food, it might be worth looking for some support.

How can I help my child to have a healthy relationship with food?

Making healthy choices at an early age helps children learn to make good decisions when they are older.