August 2018: Children & Families

August 2018: Children & Families

In an age where we are constantly in competition with our children's mobile phones, games consoles and tablets, it’s more important than ever to be keeping them active and healthy. Children learn by example, so as they develop daily habits your influence can have a huge impact on their health-related behaviour and healthy lifestyle choices. So the best way to get children active? Be active yourself! And the best way to ensure your children get their five-a-day? Eat five-a-day yourself!

These habits will stay with children throughout their lives, meaning that healthy children are much less likely to have health problems in later life.

NHS Choices offers a range of tips for staying healthy as a family. Click on the links below to find out more:

Get healthy as a family
10 tips for getting active with your kids
5-a-day and your family
Summer safety
Vaccination calendar
Breast feeding 
Children’s Teeth

The summer holidays are the perfect time to encourage your child to get out and about, and there’s no better way to do this than as a family.

Providing entertainment for children for six weeks can be quite a task but if you run out of ideas for keeping the children up and active then why not download the Change4Life ‘Fun Generator’ App for 100 suggestions for indoor and outdoor activities. Available from the App Store or Google Play.

How about some ideas for a picnic?

Change4Life has a selection of healthy lunchbox ideas which are perfect for those summer picnics.

AFC (Achieving for Children)
Kingston Council on 020 8547 5000 or
Richmond Council on 020 8891 1411

Citizen Advice
Information and advice on all topics from Advice Kingston - the Single Front Door to local information and advice providers from the Voluntary/Statutory and Private Sector in Kingston.

Whoever you are: whatever the problem - help is available online/face to face/ on the phone from a wide range of providers including those working with and supporting children and families in Kingston.