Helping your child maintain a healthy weight
In Tower Hamlets, nearly one in eight children aged four to five and over one in four children aged 10 to 11 are obese. This is likely to cause health and wellbeing issues for these children for the rest of their lives.
How can you help your child maintain a healthy lifestyle and weight?
You can check your child’s Body Mass Index (BMI) using the BMI calculator.
Five key ways you can help your child maintain a healthy weight
- be a good role model
- encourage 60 minutes, and up to several hours, of physical activity a day,
Find out the:
- keep to child-sized portions:
- discover what counts as a balanced diet
- explain to your child how to get the balance of their diet right using the Eatwell Guide
- eat healthy meals, drinks and snacks.
- tips to help your child enjoy their five a day
- tasty five a day family-friendly recipes
- more about healthy drinks for children
- more about swapping high-fat foods for healthier alternatives
- less screen time and more sleep.
- how much sleep children need according to their age.
The Start4Life programme from the NHS provides help and advice during pregnancy, birth and the early years of parenthood.
The Change4Life programme from the NHS provides simple advice and guidance to help you and your family be healthier and happier.