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Healthy eating and regular exercise help keep children healthy. Being healthy doesn’t have to be a chore – the changes we need to make are simple and will lead to happy, healthy kids. Join us now and become a Parent for Health!

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Sugar, Health & Children

Sugar & Children

According to recent research carried out at the University of California, sugar is fuelling a global obesity pandemic. Sugar is far from just “empty calories” that make people fat. Sugar changes metabolism, raises blood pressure, affects the action of hormones and causes damage to the liver. Does your child eat too much sugar? We think […]

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12 Top Tips: Control TV Watching in Your Children

child watching TV

Children who watch too much television have disrupted sleep patterns, do less well in school, and have an increased risk for obesity and type 2 diabetes. If you’re worried about how much telly your family is watching, this article should help you to take control over your kids’ viewing habits. 1. Get the TV out […]

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Eight Tips to Get Your Kids Active

Healthy girl on a bicycle

Encouraging children to be active helps them to burn off excess energy and will leave them (and you!) in a better mood! Helping our children to be active is also a vital way to ensure that they lead happy and healthy lives. Regular exercise helps children to avoid illnesses like heart disease, stroke and certain […]

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Eat More Fruit and Veg: Lunchboxes

Lunch time

Eating plenty of fruit and veg is essential for a balanced diet, and getting your kids used to eating these essential foods will help them avoid a range of serious illnesses (including heart disease and certain cancers) in later life. This article will give you some ideas for getting fruit and veg into your child’s lunchbox!

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Portion Size

CDC The New (Ab)normal

Portion sizes have been getting bigger, as childhood obesity becomes more of a problem. What can we do? Order smaller meals on the menu, split a meal with a friend, or eat half and take the rest home. At home, try buying smaller plates, which will automatically reduce portion size.

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Fact File: Children and Sport

children swimming

Children need to be active – experts recommend that kids should get at least one hour of exercise every day. Playing sport regularly is a great way for children to be active. Through sport they can learn new skills, improve their concentration, learn about fair play, develop self discipline and most importantly have fun. Joining […]

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Fact File: TV and Children’s Health

TV watching child health

The average child in Ireland & the UK watches TV for almost 3 hours per day. This means that by the time a child reaches the age of 70, they will have spent almost 9 years watching TV. Over the course of a year, most children spend more time watching TV than they spend in school.

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