Resources & Local Information
Here you will be able to access resources, information and links to support you keeping your little ones healthy and active.
Are you making your move as a family?
Physical activity is as important to a child's development as numeracy and reading and writing. Encouraging your child to be physically active may help in leading a healthy, active lifestyle later on as an adult.
Download our 'Make your Move' flyer for Under 5's, which provides top tips and ideas on how every movement counts!
Make Your Move Activity - Under 5s (PDF, 1.5 Mb)
Our Make your Move flyer provides handy activity ideas, top tips and guidance on how active your little one should be.
Healthy Start Vitamin Drops
All children aged six months to four years should be given a supplement containing vitamins A, C and D (unless they're having 500ml or more of first infant formula each day) such as Healthy Start vitamin drops. For more information about Healthy Start Vitamin drops please click the image on the right.
Benefits of Healthy Eating
- Maintaining a healthy weight
- The right nutrition to aid growth and development
- Enough energy to be physically active and concentrate at school
Tops Tips for Healthy Eating
- Swap foods high in sugar for lower sugar alternatives
- Make sure portions are appropriate for the age of the child.
- Choose healthy snacks and stick to 2 a day max. Fruits and vegetables make great snacks. 100kcal per snack is a good guide.
- When eating out try to look for balanced, nutritious meals. Avoid buying bigger portions than you would usually give.
- Children need regular meals and snacks
Top Tips for Oral Health
- Brush twice a day for two minutes (last thing before bed and one other occasion). Children aged 7 and over should be able to brush their own teeth, but it's still a good idea to supervise and check they brush properly.
- Children from 7 years of age should continue to use a pea size amount of toothpaste containing fluoride of between 1350ppm and 1500ppm.
- Mouthwash containing Fluoride should be used at a different time to brushing if needed.
- Reduce sugar intake and limit sugary food and drinks to mealtimes only. Plain milk and plain water are the safest drinks for teeth.