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Facts About Keeping Healthy. Diet › You need to eat a wide range of different foods to keep your body working well.

Facts About Keeping Healthy

What’s in food? › Vitamins › Foods such as fruit and vegetables are full of vitamins. Vitamins › Water › Water makes up more than half of your body, and you need a constant supply of this important liquid. Water › Sleep › Your body rests when you sleep and your brain processes the events of the day. Sleep › Energy and exercise › All your energy comes from food, and when you exercise you use this energy up. Food as fuel › Visiting thedoctor › When you are sick, you may need to visit a doctor. Visiting the doctor › Energy in food › How much energy do different foods contain and what other nutrients do they supply? Sesame Street - Healthy Food. The Healthy Habits Song For Kids. The eatwell plate highlights the different types of food that make up our diet, and shows the proportions we should eat them in to have a healthy, balanced diet.

It's a good idea to try to get this balance right every day, but you don't need to do it at every meal. You might find it easier to get the balance right over a longer period, like a week. Try to choose options that are lower in salt when you can. Eating healthily is about eating the right amount of food for your energy needs. In England, most adults are either overweight or obese. Based on the eatwell plate, try to eat: Plenty of fruit and vegetables Did you know that we should be eating at least five portions of a variety of fruit and veg every day? More on 5 A DAY. Plenty of potatoes, bread, rice, pasta and other starchy foods Choose wholegrain varieties whenever you can, or eat potatoes with their skins on for more fibre. Healthy Active Kids. The five food groups - Healthy Kids. 5 Food Groups - Healthy Kids. Healthy Eating Tips for kids. Benefits of exercise. Find out about the benefits of exercise © 2012 This website is produced by the Student Recruitment, Admissions and International Development Division at The University of Manchester.

Benefits of exercise

Bodyrunner. Teaching resources - Healthy Kids. Below are some links to useful teaching resources that you can use in your classroom: How to link the canteen to the classroom Australian Guide to Healthy Eating – the guide, associated resources, access the Food Balance Game WA Refresh ED – WA Health K-10 food and nutrition curriculum materials Nutrition classroom activities (NSW DEC) – PDHPE K-6 activities based on the Australian Guide to Healthy Eating Healthy Kids (NSW Ministry of Health, NSW DEC, Heart Foundation) – fact sheets, information etc Q4: Live Outside The Box – resources for a challenge activity, classroom activities Q4: H2O (NSW Central Coast Local Health District) – information for a challenge encouraging water as a drink The Magic Lunchbox – link to information about a story book Healthy Active Kids (Nestle and Australian Institute of Sport) – classroom activities, games, videos Rainbow supermarket – virtual shopping tour, label reading Food Cents virtual supermarket – virtual supermarket tour, label reading.

Teaching resources - Healthy Kids

Staying Healthy. Healthy Kids : Healthy Kids Activities. Think a vegetable can’t teach you anything?

Healthy Kids : Healthy Kids Activities

Well think again! Try these cool experiments and activities and see what you learn! Colourful celery experiment Place a celery stalk in a clear container. Fill it up three-quarters full with brightly coloured water (just add some food colouring). Try the experiment with other plants – maybe one with a white flower. Plants draw the water up their stem and send it on to their leaves and petals. Like the celery, your body is mostly water. Salty potato experiment Cut a potato in half. Like the potato, salty food and drinks make people thirsty. Vegetable person drawing Draw your own ‘vegetable person’ using real vegetables, photos of vegetables or a combination of both. The picture of Vegieman may give you some ideas. It’s good to eat a variety of vegetables over the week. Traffic light fruit kebabs To make traffic light fruit kebabs, you’ll need: Cut the fruit into bite-size chunks or balls.

The kebabs are now ready to eat and enjoy. Healthy Kids : Healthy Kids Quiz. The Healthy Habits Song For Kids. Healthy Living. "Brush Your Teeth," Songs About Behaviors by StoryBots. Hand Hygiene: Germy the Germ Gets Washed Away! Exercise is Cool- Hip Hop song to teach kids the importance of physical activity- by Mark D. Pencil. Healthy Kids Rock! Be Healthy 4 Life. Motion Graphics animation about a healthy lifestyle, and good habits.