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Parenting Hacks To Keep Your Kids Healthy

Every parent knows the key to healthy happy kids is a balanced diet and activity. Sainsbury's Active Kids has got the school bit covered, so here are some hacks to help you at home.

1. Get them to grow their own.

2. Make an after-dinner walk with the family a habit.

3. Sign up for a charity walk.

4. Tell them that the television doesn't work on a Tuesday.

5. Freeze tubes of yogurt and serve up instead of ice cream.

6. Make the kids choose the family's exercise.

7. Use natural ingredients to make colourless food more interesting...

8. To get your kids to up their water intake…

…get them to make some fancy ice cubes – just add fruit or even edible flowers to the water before freeing the tray.

9. Use this trick to take the pain out of getting your kids to wear a swimming cap.

10. Keep them regular with pancakes.

If your kids are fibre-food-phobic, make buckwheat or wholewheat pancakes for breakfast one morning, and serve with grilled apple slices.

11. Teach them how monkeys eat bananas.

12. Keep sliced apples from turning brown in their lunch box with a clean rubber band.

13. Find exercise that suits their hobbies.

14. Change the Wi-Fi password and withhold the new one until everyone has eaten their broccoli.

15. Give food funny names.

16. Serve up dips.

17. Invest in a pedometer.

18. Make it a game.

What are your favourite parenting hacks that help inspire children to lead healthier lives?

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Collect Sainsbury's Active Kids vouchers and hand them to your school or local group who can exchange them for an exciting range of active and cooking equipment, and experiences. Visit the site to find out more.