Web Content Viewer (JSR 286) - Healthy Weight

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As a parent or carer of children and teenagers, you need to know how best to help them grow strong and achieve and maintain a healthy weight. Test your knowledge by answering the following 10 questions. Click on the link next to each question to find out more about the topic it refers to.

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Q1:
What can you do to help the children you care for grow well and achieve and maintain a healthy weight?
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a.   Be a good role model for healthy eating and regular physical activity
b.   Make sure they get as much food as they can eat
c.   Drive them everywhere so you know they're safe
Q2:
What food should children over the age of 12 months (including teenagers) eat?
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a.   Food with lots of kilojoules to give them energy
b.   Anything that they will happily eat – it doesn’t really matter
c.   A wide range of nutritious foods from each of the five major food groups
Q3:
For how long is breastfeeding recommended?
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a.   Exclusively for around six months, then to 12 months and beyond, for as long as the mother and baby desire; any breastfeeding is better than none
b.   For 3 – 6 months
c.   Breastfeeding is not recommended because it has no effect on healthy weight of the mother or the child
Q4:
What sort of milk may be introduced to a child's diet as a drink at around 12 months of age (even if breastfeeding)?
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a.   Reduced fat milk or infant formula
b.   Full-fat milk
c.   Any milk, so long as its pasteurised
Q5:
Which of the following is NOT a useful way to overcome children’s pester power?
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a.   Having healthy snacks readily available
b.   Buying your kids the food and drinks they want as a reward for being good
c.   Learning to say no
Q6:
How much physical activity do children between one and five years of age need each day?
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a.   At least three hours, spread throughout the day
b.   Between 10 and 30 minutes
c.   Between 90 and 120 minutes
Q7:
How long should children between five and twelve years of age spend being moderately to vigorously active each day?
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a.   Between 10 and 20 minutes
b.   Accumulate at least two hours
c.   Accumulate at least 60 minutes
Q8:
How much time should children and teenagers be allowed to spend each day watching TV, playing video games or using a computer for entertainment (not homework or study)?
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a.   No more than six hours
b.   Between three and five hours
c.   No more than two hours
Q9:
Which of the following is a possible consequence of a child being overweight?
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a.   Having low self-esteem, being bullied and finding it harder to make friends
b.   Wearing clothes that are the right size for their age
c.   Being physically fit and active
Q10:
Which of the following is NOT a benefit of children being more physically active?
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a.   Increased stress
b.   Improved mental and physical health, fitness and wellbeing
c.   Healthy growth and development