Healthy Diet

The following video 'Healthy Eating: An introduction for children aged 5 – 11' is a useful introduction about the importance of having a balanced diet:

Catalyst has produced a helpful set of ideas and resources for children of all ages, which can be downloaded here. This guide provides information about recipes for young people to enable participation during meal preparation. There are also messages which can be conveyed to children and young people about the importance of healthy eating in general. 

Tameside NHS Trust have put together a 5 day meal planner, providing one child with 5 lunches and snacks with leftovers for £15. The planner includes recipes for 5 different lunches which are simple enough for children in KS2 and above to try with minimal adult support. Download the planner here.

The Change4Life Smart Recipes app contains over 160 healthy recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, puddings and snacks. Each recipe contains an overview of the nutritional information, an ingredients list and cooking instructions. The ingredients can easily be added to the in-app shopping list, and the list can be sorted into aisles to help make finding the ingredients easier. There is also a section on the app containing tips and advice for healthy eating.

   NHS Website Link    Google Play download