Healthy weight children

Children who stay a healthy weight tend to be fitter, healthier, better able to learn, and more self-confident. They’re also much less likely to have health problems later in life.

Children who are encouraged to be active and eat well are more likely to stay a healthy weight and grow up healthy.

Check your child’s BMI every now and then using the NHS choices BMI calculator below to make sure they stay in the healthy range.

Help your children be active and eat well

Change4life has lots of fun ideas to help your children stay healthy. Visit the site for family friendly meal ideas, food facts, Disney inspired Shake Up games, information about active hobbies and sports and more information on your child’s weight.

The Infant and Toddler Forum also provides simple advice and practical resources to help families promote good eating habits in early life.

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