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Change4Life for families

  • up and about

    Up and about

    Bodies weren't made to sit. Kids need to walk, jump, run and move to be healthy.

    See some active ideas1 / 8

  • 60 active minutes

    60 active minutes

    Every day kids need 60 minutes of physical activity, see fun ways to get active.

    See some active ideas2 / 8

  • 5 A DAY

    5 A DAY

    It's important to eat at least 5 fruit and veg every day. We make it easy and yummy.

    See our tasty tips3 / 8

  • Meal time

    Meal time

    It's important to have regular meals. We've got lots of delicious recipes to help.

    See our tasty tips4 / 8

  • Snack check

    Snack check

    We probably snack more than we realise; see our guide to healthy snacking.

    Start smart snacking5 / 8

  • Me-size meals

    Me-size meals

    Kids only need kid-sized meals. Too much food can be unhealthy.

    See our portion guides6 / 8

  • Cut back on fat

    Cut back on fat

    We all know too much fat is bad for us, but not always where it lurks.

    See how to cut back7 / 8

  • Sugar swap

    Sugar swap

    Excess sugar can lead to stored fat in the body. See our low-sugar and no-sugar tips.

    See our sugar tips8 / 8

Making a Change4Life doesn't need to be difficult. With a little help, it can be really rewarding and fun.

Change4Life has loads of small, easy steps you can make to help put you and your family happily on your way – try them all!

My Cookbook

The kids can create their very own cookbooks with this tool. Is the next Jamie or Nigella in your family?

Get creative

Video: Let's Dance with Diversity

Get dance lessons from the Diversity crew themselves! The kids will be body popping in no time.

Watch it now

Video: See what counts as 5 A DAY

Eating 5 portions of fruit and veg a day is vital. Watch our guide on what and how much counts.

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Tool: Use your feet

Want a fun way to get the kids on their feet? Our tool will keep the kids on their toes.

Get marching

Step-by-step me-sized meals guide

Need help with the kids' portions? Our guide helps you work out the right amount of food for your kids.

Download it now (PDF, 3.2 MB)

Colour in the good stuff

Keep the kids entertained with their very own Change4Life colouring sheet.

Download it now (PDF, 65 KB)

Join Change4Life

How are the kids? Are they active enough and eating the right stuff? Find out instantly when you join.

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Explore Start4Life

Its never too early to get your baby on the right path to a healthy and happy future. Get started now!

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