Set your kids an example

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Overweight parents are being urged to have a heart and set a better example to their kids.

One in three UK two to 15 year-olds are over-weight or obese and could be damaging their hearts, says Heart Research UK during Childhood Obesity Week.

“Try to lead by example and take a ‘whole family’ approach to preventing heart disease.”

Family healthy heart tips:

Make porridge with semi-skimmed milk and sweeten with raisins or chopped banana for breakfast.

Ditch sugary juices and soft drinks for water, eat oily fish once a week, swap red meats for white fish and be active for an hour every day.