Spark Tools

Tips

Take a look at our Top Tips for handy hints and ideas to help you to get healthy

1

Snacks

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

2

Food labels

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

3

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.

4

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.

5

Move more

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

6

Sugar

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

7

Spark recipes

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

 

8

Healthy Sleep

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

Tools

Below are some great resources and digital tools to help you and your family get healthy

1

Spin Wheel

Spin the wheel to set yourself some goals!

2

Family snack challenge

Print the Change4Life Family Snack Challenge for your fridge

3

What is my BMI?

Use the Body Mass Indicator calculator to find out if you are a healthy weight

4

Food scanner

Get the Food Scanner App:

 

5

10 minute shake ups

Have you tried Change4Life's Disney inspired games?  They're fun for the whole family and a great way to get active!

6

NHS Childhood health assessment

For 1 to 5 year olds.  Find out how much you know about raising a healthy child with this short assessment.

7

Chill Panda

Learn to relax and improve your wellbeing get the app:

8

Brush DJ

Get the Brush DJ App: