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Tips and ideas to help families and children make healthier changes

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Help your family stay active and healthy

Change4Life Westminster encourages and supports children, young people and families across Westminster to make healthy lifestyle choices, making it easier for children and young people to eat well and be active.

Children are recommended to be physically active for at least 60 minutes every day, with 30 minutes of that activity taking place outside of school. It’s important to eat healthily and look after our own and others’ wellbeing. We know this can be hard as a result of COVID-19 and given the cost of living which is why the following resources might help.

Scan, swipe, swap with the NHS Food Scanner app

Looking to improve your family’s health this new year? You can do just that with the help of the NHS Food Scanner App. The App is the ideal health hack for families, helping you to swap food and drinks that are higher in sugar, saturated fat and salt to healthier alternatives with a choice of thousands of “Good Choice” products. 

With a simple scan of the barcodes, you can see how much sugar, saturated fat and salt is in everyday food and drinks. The App suggests healthier swaps, by encouraging you to choose thousands of “Good Choice” products. 

Find easy ways to eat well and move more on the NHS Better Health - Healthier Families webpage

Better Health ‘10 Minute Shake Up’ campaign

Get the kids moving with these fun activities inspired by some of their favourite Disney characters.

The 10 Minute Shake Up games will help them reach the 60 active minutes they need every day! This includes accessible activities for children and young people with additional needs to support them to lead a healthy lifestyle.

Stay healthy

Every Mind Matters has excellent resources to support people affected by COVID-19, including a COVID-19 hub with advice for parents on how to look after a child or young person’s mental health.

Further resources

The NHS Better Health – Healthier Families website contains lots of information and top tips including healthy recipes, advice about portion sizes, activity ideas and much more! 

You can also find out about other local activities this summer at the links below:

Family Information Service in Westminster


Westminster Youth Connected

Published: 20 January 2021

Last updated: 6 December 2022