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Holy Family Primary School, Downpatrick

Raising Healthy Children Talk

27th Jun 2022

Edel Owens from Optimum Health recently talked to parents in school about making healthy choices for children when eating.

Using the MEE Framework we can Model behaviour as to how to eat and expose children to healthy choices.

Top tips given were:- 

Replace white bread with wholegrain bread to get fibre into the digestive system.

Try to drink water and if taking juice dilute drinks down as they are high in sugar.

Have dried fruits instead of sweets eg mango.

Avoid sweet yoghurts and watch out for labels to be sure they have fruit.

Shopping lists have the children involved in composing them to take ownership. Buy something new in your shop.

Leave pots of fruit and veg out to eat eg tomatoes and peppers and keep in water to preserve them.

Have fun with food and allow children to experiment. Celebrate what they make and praise them.


Please find an ebook attached with healthy recipes for children.