- Children from 5 to 12 years grow very rapidly and can be very active. A diet providing adequate energy and nutrients is essential for children at this stage.
- School children should eat a healthy, varied diet based on the eatwell plate and this should be combined with regular physical activity in order to maintain a healthy body weight.
- It is recommended that children and young people should engage in at least 60 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity each day.
- It is important to teach children about dental hygiene to keep their teeth healthy and strong.
Children that eat properly are more attentive at school and have high energy levels. An average school lunch should provide 30% of the total daily energy requirement