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Children's 'action' club promotes healthy tips to prevent obesity

Amanda's Action Club works closely with Sue Atkins, ITV This Morning Parenting Expert

A children's action group has provided some tips to stay healthy following the latest "shocking" obesity figures.

New research claims just over 33% of 11-year-olds are now overweight or obese, and among four and five-year-olds it's 22%, nearly a quarter of all children who are heading off to school for the first time.

Amanda's Action Club, based in Ealing, says the most recent figures, from the National Child Measurement Programme, prove there has never been a better time to act if you have young children.

The club, which provides active classes and parties has offered some top tips on how to keep your young ones healthy:

Talking to your child costs nothing

Teach them the pros and cons of fruit and vegetables, the benefits of water over squash and show them where milk comes from, explain when you take them to the dentist why you go and the importance of brushing teeth and looking after themselves.

Involve your children in preparing the meals

This can be time consuming, they make mess, but it's important. What you teach them now will build them firm foundations for their future. Let them chop, grate, slice, spread, touch food, sample it and talk about where it comes from.

Turn that TV off

Reduce your screen time (screens = TV, laptops/iPads, games consoles, phones) by 25%.

Get out the house

Get out in the fresh air, kids love it. If it is cold, just wrap up, rain is not an excuse.

Join Amanda's Action Club

Make moving fun from a young age by becoming part of Amanda's Action Club. It is a unique and stimulating fitness and music programme for children aged four months to four years. Using funky nursery rhymes and versatile props, it provides endless interactive activities which will educate, exercise and keep your little one entertained.

Amanda's Action Club works closely with Sue Atkins, ITV This Morning Parenting Expert, to ensure the best for their classes.

 

Sue Atkins said: "It's all about starting young and getting children off sofas and technology - riding bikes, playing in the park and having fun and being active. Kids take their lead from you so notice the lessons your kids are learning by observing how active YOU are.”

Visit www.amandasactionclub.co.uk for more details and to book your free trial class today.

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