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January News: Healthy Eating

Lets kickstart 2015 with the resolution to try and develop and maintain healthy eating habits. This has been proven to have lasting effects on health, immunity, general wellbeing and is the most effective preventitive strategy against heart disease and some cancers.  It is important as adults and parents that we also instill healthy eating habits and encourage physical activity in the younger generation to help fight the ‘obesity epidemic’

School age is the perfect time for children to learn about healthy food, bodies and activity, as they start a busy social life, have pocket money and begin to help choose their own lifestyle. Children of this age learn quickly and are also influenced by their friends and popular trends. Children need a wide variety of foods for a well-balanced diet. The amount of physical activity they have in a day will be an important part of how much they need to eat. Some children of this age are still fussy, but, when busy and active, snacking is important to keep energy levels high. A healthy morning snack at break time and one after school are usually needed each day.

http://www.fooddudes.ie/html/parents_healthy.html

https://www.healthpromotion.ie/hp-files/docs/HPM00796.pdf

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