Taking Care of Yourself

Derbyshire Catering Service want you to grow up fit, healthy and strong. Then you can enjoy playing games with your friends, learning more about the world we live in and having fun. We have put together a few ideas for you, they are:

Before heading off for school make sure you have something for breakfast. A car goes nowhere on empty so don't start the day with nothing inside your tank. 
 
Have a balance of different foods so your body has all the things it needs to work well. 
 
Exercise is great fun and helps keep your heart pumping blood around your body. Exercise could be playing games with friends, going swimming at your local leisure centre or taking your dog for a long, brisk walk. 
 
Don't have too many foods or drinks that have lots of sugar in them. These can damage your teeth. 
 
Eat lots of fruit and vegetables because they give you the vitamins and minerals your body needs. Try and have a minimum of five portions of fruit and vegetables per day. 
 
Drink lots of water. Your body needs about six glasses of water each day. 
 
Eat foods with fibre in such as whole grain bread and jacket potatoes because they help you digest your food easier. 
 
Brush your teeth before you go to school and before you go to bed. This will help prevent you having to go to the dentist for fillings. 
 
Have a healthy school meal on a daily basis.