Healthy Heart

Did you know that if a child has healthy eating and exercise patterns as a child, they're more likely to be healthier, happier adults?

The Healthy Heart Award was established by the Heart Foundation to help promote healthy eating and physical activity for children and families. At BestStart, we have been working with the Heart Foundation for over 5 years to encourage our centres to sign up to the Tohu Manawa Ora | Healthy Heart Award. We're committed to our ground-breaking Hauora (Wellbeing) programme, supporting children in all aspects of their lives.  

For those BestStart centres providing meals, we offer nutritious meals using fresh and healthy food. Parents tell us their children start trying vegetables they might never eat at home - this might be partly because they see other children at our centres eating them!

Our centres have regular physical activity and movement through daily exercise programmes, designed to help your child’s balance, small and large muscle skills, body health and brain development.

Click here for more information about the Tohu Manawa Ora | Healthy Heart Award