A healthy, balanced diet will provide your child with the vitamins, minerals and nutrition they need to grow and develop their minds and their bodies, to be able to concentrate in their lessons and to be physically active.
There’s lots of information available on healthy eating and nutrition, but the main things to remember are plenty of fruit and vegetables, some proteins such as meat, fish, eggs and milk, and lots of water. You don’t have to buy fresh; tinned fruit and veg is also fine, and buying food in season means it not only tastes better but is cheaper too.
NHS Eatwell Guide: nhs.uk/Livewell/Goodfood/Pages/the-eatwell-guide
NHS Change4Life website: nhs.uk/change4life-beta
NHS Choices – Sweets, fizzy drinks: nhs.uk/Livewell/dentalhealth/Pages/Goodhabitskids
NHS Choices – Healthier lunchboxes: www.nhs.uk/Livewell/childhealth6-15/Pages/Lighterlunchboxes