Children and young people

Providing a good start in life and enabling children to achieve their full potential and be physically and emotionally healthy provides the cornerstone for a healthy, productive adulthood.

Advice for parents

If your child is a healthy weight, there's lots you can do as a parent to help them stay a healthy size as they grow.


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Children's teeth

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Young people and mental health

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Get active

Children need about 60 minutes of physical activity a day for good health, but it doesn't need to be all at once.

How old do you have to be to drink alcohol in the UK?

Children aged under 16 may enter any part of a licensed premises as long as they are accompanied by an adult, but they cannot drink alcohol.

Less screen time and more sleep!

Help your children avoid sitting and lying around too much, as it makes it more likely for them to put on weight.