Kids that are getting a good amount of exercise will feel the benefits in everything from bone and muscle strength to concentration skills and mood. It’s good to incorporate a mixture of moderate and vigorous activity into each week. Examples of moderate activity include walking, cycling and riding a scooter, while vigorous activity includes playing chase, energetic dancing, jumping, gymnastics and football. According to the NHS website, children and parents should be aiming for the following:
- Kids aged five to 16 need to be active for at least 60 minutes each day
- Kids under five need three hours of activity a day
When the kids are bored but begging for lunch, try these easy to make roll-up sandwiches. These peanut butter banana roll-ups are a simple to make treat and can be modifies with other fruit like berries, apples or raisins!
- 1 Rudi’s Plain Gluten-Free Tortilla
- 2 Tbsp. peanut butter or your favorite nut butter
- 1 Banana
- Spread peanut butter on to tortilla, leaving room around the sides and at the top of the tortilla.
- Slice banana and place slices on top of peanut butter, again leaving room around the top and sides.
- Starting from the bottom, roll the tortilla up, tucking in the sides as you go.
- Slice down the middle
Variations: Add fresh apple slices, a drizzle of honey or your favorite fruit spread.