We have also provided a children's healthier eating toolkit, which contains 10 different activities to help you support families to make positive changes to their diet, with a particular focus on making healthier swaps.
The activities are easy to run with children aged 4 to 11, requiring minimal preparation and no expert knowledge. It's perfect for use in a range of settings with children and young families, such as children's centres, libraries, leisure centres, breakfast and after-school clubs, and other similar locations.
Also available are a range of National Child Measurement Programme posters and leaflets .
Make sure you download the NHS Food Scanner app so you can see how it works and test out the new swaps and augmented reality (AR) features:
You can also download the app demo video for a quick, easy way to see what the app is and how it works. It's also perfect for showing to children and young families as a way of introducing them to the app.
There are also a range of 10 Minute Shake up resources so encourage children to get active. Better Health have teamed up with Disney to help get kids active throughout the holidays. Using some of their favourite characters from Disney's Encanto and Frozen, Disney and Pixar's Lightyear and Marvel's The Avengers, they will be inspired to be more active whilst having fun throughout the summer and beyond.
The Chief Medical Officer (CMO) recommends that children have at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity every day. This can be achieved by one daily session or through shorter bursts of 10 minute activity. The 10 Minute Shake Up games help to make this recommendation more manageable. Through playing these games, kids will build skills and grow in confidence, and most importantly, have fun!