Dear Parents & Carers
We would like to share with you a project that we are taking part in across our whole organisation. The Startwell programme is about healthy eating and physical activity. It is based around 7 key messages to help parents, Early Years settings and health professionals create a healthier environment for children and families.
Over the next year, your child will take part in lots of different physical activities and learn about how this keeps you healthy. They will also be tasting lots of different food and finding out about what foods keep us healthy.
We would like you to be involved too! We will have fun facts, recipes and ways you, your child and the whole family can make smarter choices.
You can find out more on the Startwell website
INTRODUCING FIVE A DAY FAY
Fay reminds us how important it is to get enough fruit and vegetables.
Did you know …
that a portion is roughly what fits into a childs’ hand?
5 portions a day means 5 portions of fruit and veg together. Try and get a variety of fruit and veg everyday as they are full of the essential vitamins, minerals and fibre that may help reduce the risk of illness in later life. More info here's a factsheet.
You will need: 2 x medium pitta bread, 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil, 1 medium lime (remove the zest with a grater) ½ teaspoon chilli flakes
Method 1) Pre-heat the oven to 180°C/gas mark 4.
2) Tear the pitta bread into crisp-size pieces and brush with a little of the oil.
3) Sprinkle with the lime zest and chilli flakes.
4) Place on a baking tray and bake for 10 minutes until crisp.
These crisps can be served with dips and raw vegetables sticks to increase the portions of vegetables. A delicious lower-fat alternative to regular crisps.
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Recipe of the week!
Children of pre-school age who are capable of walking should be active for at least 180 minutes (3 hours) a day; this is spread across the day. If you don't have a lot of space or it's raining check out our ideas for some activities to do with your child below.
For more information check out the fact sheet.
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