Good Health Choices - - Be Informed -

Hap­pily, most Kiwi kids get the rec­om­mended amount of phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity, but in­still­ing this as a habit will help set them up for a health­ier life. It doesn’t have to be struc­tured play – any­thing that gets them up and mov­ing for at least an hour a day will do.

What to do

» Build phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity into your child’s day – for ex­am­ple, walk to school in­stead of driv­ing, or wash the car.

» Be ac­tive your­self and in­volve the whole fam­ily.

» Check out ‘Ac­tiv­i­ties for chil­dren and young peo­ple’ at for more ideas.

» Pro­longed sit­ting is harm­ful to a child’s health. New Zealand guide­lines rec­om­mend that kids aged five to 17 should spend no more than two hours a day in front of a screen.

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