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A great way for the family to eat more healthily and get active

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Covid-19 Update

At Spark we want to make sure we are doing everything possible to support families in Buckinghamshire. That’s why we are still delivering our programmes! Don’t worry, we are following the government guidance so our group sessions had to stop, but, although we  aren’t able to see you in person, we are providing our exact same programme but digitally! 

Our team has worked very hard to be able to bring Spark into your home and make it as fun and engaging as possible. You still get all the same support, information and guidance, but you can do it in the comfort of your own home. We still cover healthy eating, exercise and mindfulness, it’s just all on a screen. So if you are a family who would like support with healthier lifestyles or you are a health professional who would like to refer, we are still able to help! So please continue to refer and we can continue to support.

Small change, big difference

Are your family looking for a fun way to get healthy together?

 

Spark is a free* healthy lifestyles programme that empowers children aged 7-13 years, who are above a healthy weight and their families to become fitter, healthier and happier.

If you think your child might be above a healthy weight and would benefit from support, in a fun & engaging environment, then Spark is for you and your family.

*If you are a Buckinghamshire resident, are registered with a Bucks GP or go to school in Bucks, you could be eligible for our FREE Spark programme

Eating Right

The food we eat can be both nutritious and delicious. A balanced variety of food is important as we grow and develop. You’re more likely to feel energetic and happy which supports your ability to concentrate and learn.


Spark believe you should be able to enjoy a balanced diet with great tasting foods.  Learning about healthy eating during childhood helps to support and reinforce children in making healthier choices as an adult.  At Spark, we strive to make healthy living fun and interesting for all of our participants.

Why not have a go at creating some healthy meals for the family with our quick and easy Spark recipes?

Spark recipes

Tops Tips

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Snacks

Eat snacks of 100cals or less: Fresh/ tinned fruit, homemade popcorn, chopped veg or lightly spread peanutbutter on apple wedges!

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Food labels

Find out what to look for on food labels and make healthier choices for your whole family

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Salt

Ask your family to keep an eye on the amount of food you eat with lots of salt.  Such as, crisps, sausages, cheese and pizza.

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5 a day

Try to eat 5 portions of fruit and vegetables every day. Such as a slice of melon or pineapple or a handful of grapes.

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Move more

Kids need 60mins or more physical activity, daily.  Eg, PE at school, being active at break time & after school clubs!

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Sugar

Swap sugary drinks such as fizzy drinks and milkshakes for water and low fat milk.

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Spark recipes

Why not try some of our great Spark recipes?  They're healthy, quick and easy!

 

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Healthy Sleep

Good sleep is important for your children's health and wellbeing. Check out these tips

see more top tips!