There are lots of ways to help your kids enjoy healthier snacks whether on the go or at home.
Why not get your kids busy making fruit kebabs?
Or add some crunch with our Groovy Granola recipe:
Super smoothies are a yummy way to get your five a day!
And if you fancy a savoury snack, try whiping up some quick quesadillas:
You’ll find lots more healthy snack recipe ideas on the Change 4 Life website from Choc Cherry Popcorn Cakes to Pizza Pitta Faces. Yum!
The amount of hidden sugar, fat and salt in foods can be surprising. Encourage your kids to try the Food for Thought quiz with your kids to help them think differently when choosing drinks and snacks.
If you’re worried about your child’s weight, and want your family to enjoy a healthier lifestyle, our Family Lifestyle Club (FLIC) could be for you.
FLIC is a FREE eight week programme for children aged 8-13 and their families which runs across Leicester and Leicestershire.
You can find out more by calling 0116 222 7154 or emailing FLIC@lnds.nhs.uk
Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust run’s a confidential secure text messaging service for parents of children aged 0-19 years called Chat Health. The service operates Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm, excluding bank holidays. All texts will be responded to by a public health nurse (health visitor/school nurse) within 24 hours. Outside of the service working hours, you’ll receive a message back to inform you that your text will be responded to once the line reopens.
Should you require urgent health advice in the meantime, please contact your GP, visit an NHS walk-in centre or call NHS 111. For emergencies, dial 999 or visit A&E.
Leicester City: text 07520 615381
Leicestershire & Rutland: text 07520 615382