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Healthy Habits Activity Cards

Healthy Habits Activity Cards

Eight low-cost / no-cost activities to help families start healthy habits early, from creating 'foody faces' to simple yoga poses.

This resource was developed by Better Start Bradford in response to the 2023 Baby Week Bradford theme, 'Bradford Babies, Healthy Babies: Ready, Steady, Grow!'

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Here are some other reputable resources relating to health, nutrition, getting outdoors and physical activity


Eating well in pregnancy - resources for practitioners

Eating well is essential for women who may become pregnant. Good nutrition pre-conception is linked to fertility and optimum development in the first few weeks of life.

Having a healthy diet in pregnancy - advice for families

A healthy diet is an important part of a healthy lifestyle at any time but is especially vital if you're pregnant or planning a pregnancy. Eating healthily during pregnancy will help your baby to develop and grow.

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - Healthy Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond

Advice and resources from the Parent Education Team at Bradford Teaching Hospitals all about having a healthy happy pregnancy.

How mealtimes are a chance to learn all sorts

Your baby might make a huge amount of mess during mealtimes, but it's all a part of learning. A video from BBC Tiny Happy People.


Breastmilk and breastfeeding - a simple guide

This short guide provides support for breastfeeding and breastmilk as the normal food for infants and young children and signposts to expert sources of advice and support.

Infant milks - information for parents and carers

The different types of infant formula, and other infant milks, marketed for babies and young children can seem confusing when you see lots of different ones on the supermarket shelf.

Your baby's first solid foods

Guidance from the NHS on when and how to start introducing solid foods.

Top tips for fussy eating

As a parent, it’s natural to worry if your child isn’t eating well. But if this is something you’re struggling with, you’re not alone.

Feeding the family for less

Eating well for less

Trying to eat well and make healthy choices when shopping on a budget can seem very daunting. However, healthy choices don’t need to be expensive choices and following these top tips will help you keep to a budget.

Find food in Bradford

Emergency food parcels and low-cost food markets in Bradford.

Healthy family recipes

Planning and cooking healthy family meals can seem like a big task. But with these simple recipes you'll find it much easier to prepare quick, balanced meals.

Healthy recipes

Healthy eating doesn't need to be dull. Whip up tasty, affordable family meals with our easy step-by-step recipes.

Physical activity

Is it OK to exercise during pregnancy?

Gentle exercise during pregnancy is safe and good for you and your baby. It will help you to stay a healthy weight and it also helps prepare your body for labour.

Feel good and move more every day!

Immerse yourself in the animated city of Bradford and move more with this FREE physical activity App!

Getting outdoors

Families with children aged 0-3, Exercise and getting outdoors
Better Place

The Better Place project is working with local people to create safer, healthier and fun places across the Better Start Bradford area. Where will your next adventure be?

50 Things to Do Before You're Five

Check out 50 Things to do Before You're Five's outdoor ideas - see numbers 19, 27, 29, 31, 34, 41, 44 and 49!

Bradford District Parks

Bradford parks and greenspaces have served communities across in the district and beyond for generations.


Playing in the garden

The garden can be a fun place for little ones to learn as it's full of colourful flowers, plants and maybe even a few friendly gnomes.

Fruit and veg for kids to grow

Growing fruit and vegetables at home is a great way to encourage children to learn about where their food comes from.

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