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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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Halloween Recipes

Jack-o

Halloween needn’t be full of junk food – too many sweets aren’t good for kids, and dealing with hyper children isn’t much fun for parents either. Aim to get a good dinner into your kids before they go trick or treating. Why not try our spooky recipes – great for children and adults alike! Eyeball spaghetti, witches potion, mashed potato ghosts & spaghetti brains!

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Halloween Facts

Witch

Halloween is an ancient Celtic festival that celebrates the end of summer and the beginning of Winter – our ancestors used to feast on healthy apples & nuts around the Halloween bonfire, lighting lanterns to ward off evil spirits. Why not invoke the “Switch Witch” at Halloween? She’s a good witch who keeps kids healthy by taking away junk food on Halloween night, leaving games, small toys and coins in their place.

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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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Tips: Getting Enough Fruit & Veg

Healthy Fruit Oranges

Even though health experts recommend that we should eat 5-10 portions of fruit & vegetables per day, most people do not eat enough of these essential foods. Many children do not even consume a single piece of fruit in a day.

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Healthy Breakfast–Muesli

Healthy Muesli

If your kids are tired of the same old breakfast cereal, try giving them some home-made muesli. Muesli is a tasty cereal which is made up of oats, dried fruit, nuts and seeds. Muesli is easy and cheap to make, and super-healthy.

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