A healthy and balanced diet is very important for development. This means eating a wide variety of foods in the right proportions.
Building physical activity into a routine whilst young can help to maintain an interest in sport and exercise when older. In turn, this can help adults to maintain a healthy weight.
To help maintain a healthy weight, young people need to engage in a minimum of 60 minutes of physical activity each day.
To help strengthen muscles, young people can participate in activities such as sit-ups, push-ups, resistance exercises and sport.
Help young people to make good decisions around food and diet. Avoid fast foods and processed meals and encourage young people to cook from scratch using healthy ingredients.
Having a healthy breakfast enables young people to concentrate better in class, to behave better and to achieve more. It makes them less likely to snack too!
Encourage young people to start the day with an healthy breakfast. Getting the right nutrients and minerals is essential for concentration and having the energy to get through the school day.
Help children and young people to make the right choices and take responsibility for their diet. Get everyone involved in cooking and help them to learn about healthy food.
Young people who are an unhealthy weight are far more likely to have weight issues as adults. Help young people to make the right decisions for their health now and in the future.