1. Nutrient-Rich Diet: The Foundation of Vitality
The dietary choices children make in their formative years can have a lasting impact on their long-term health. Early life lays the foundation for their overall eating habits, underscoring the significance of fostering a preference for nourishing foods from an early age. 
A balanced and nutrient-rich diet is the cornerstone of a healthy lifestyle for children. Ensure their meals include a variety of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and healthy fats. Avoid excessive sugar and processed foods, which can lead to energy crashes and hinder concentration. Incorporating colourful meals not only provides essential vitamins and minerals but also makes eating enjoyable and engaging.
2. Stay Hydrated: Water, Nature's Elixir
Water is often overlooked, but its importance cannot be emphasised enough. Dehydration can lead to fatigue, difficulty concentrating, and decreased physical performance. Encourage your child to carry a reusable water bottle and sip throughout the day. You can also infuse water with slices of fruits for a touch of flavour and fun.
3. Active Recess and Physical Activities
Physical activity isn't just about fitness; it's about fostering a love for movement and outdoor play and it nurtures a lifelong affection for movement extending its benefits from childhood into adulthood.
Encourage your child to participate in active recess games, sports, or after-school activities. Whether it's soccer, dancing, swimming, or simply playing tag, staying active boosts their energy, strengthens muscles, and improves overall mood.
Regular physical activity can help children and adolescents improve cardiorespiratory fitness, build strong bones and muscles, control weight, reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression, and reduce the risk of developing health conditions such as: Type 2 diabetes, High blood pressure, obesity and more. 
For children aged 3-5, encourage active play. Children aged 6-17 should aim for 60+ minutes of moderate-to-vigorous activity daily, including aerobic, muscle-strengthening, and bone-strengthening activities each at least 3 days a week. 
What is given are guidelines only. When your child wants to exercise more, support it. The more the better, for all the different ages! Just keep the physical activity in balance with sleep, and sedentary activities, and you will have a happy and healthy child!