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The Shrubbery School, Sutton Coldfield



The Importance of Starting Well

Helping your children to eat healthily and move more in the very early years of life is very important for their health as they grow up and as an adult.  Early life experiences of a healthy lifestyle can make a big difference to the types of foods they choose and the amount and types of activity they do throughout life.   You can take action now to help improve your child’s future health.

The Startwell programme is based around 7 key messages to help Early Years settings, parents and health professionals create a healthier environment for our children and families.

  1. Be A Role Model For Your Child
  2. Two Snacks Max
  3. 180 Minutes
  4. Me Sized Meals
  5. Avoid Inactivity
  6. Five A Day
  7. Physical Activity Aids Learning