Eating a healthy, balanced diet is important for everyone, but particularly important for children. Thier bodies are growing and developing all the time, and need the right nutrients to do this. In order for children to develop healthy bodies, they need to eat a wide variety of food types in the correct proportions. Schools spend time teaching children what makes up a healthy, balanced diet and teaching why we need to eat a variety of foods. Schools are encouraged to provide healthy lunch options and help children make sensible choices to develop healthy eating habits.
Your child may have been learning about healthy eating recently - or they may not - either way this website can be used to help them understand what constitutes a healthy diet. There is some background information for you on healthy eating so you can help your child understand what they have been learning, and some fun activities to do at home.