Kids keeping active and healthy

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Kids visiting the Active Healthy Tamariki Expo at the EA Networks Centre test their vegetable knowledge in a fun activity.
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Kids were being kept active and entertained during last week’s Active Healthy Tamariki Expo at the EA Networks Centre.

The joint collaboration between Sport Canterbury and Kai for Kids offered families useful tools, in formation and resources for keeping children healthy – physically, mentally and emotionally.

There plenty of sporting activities, games such as volleyball and badminton, a chill-out zone and displays as well as take home products like vegetable seeds and information to encourage children to get moving and for families to eat healthy.

The Courier’s Toni Williams went along for a look.

Allenton School pupils , at left, Sophie, Sarah and Georgia talk about how to reduce packing waste in school lunchboxes.
Myah Park, 8, of Tinwald School, on the Dizzy Giddy which helps develops balance, timing and muscle strength.
Eight year olds Zarif Noor and Leanna Agustin, of Tinwald School, get some body core work on the Rocker.
Ashburton Borough School’s Carter Wilson, left, and Brax Gordon pedal flat out for about 30 seconds to mix a banana and yoghurt smoothie.
Ashburton Borough School’s Anau Lolohea and teach er Ella Shapland share information on just how much sugar is con tained in every day drinks. Top tip: water has none.
Maksim Bogatyrev, left, and Magenta McDonnell, of ABS Lagmhor, giving away planted vegetable seedlings of lettuce and silver beet.
Nellie Clay, of Tinwald School, gets her eye in during an active throwing session at the expo.
Three year old Xzavier O’Connor, with mum Amanda Halliday, enjoys a chicken, lettuce and cheese wrap on offer at the active healthy tamariki expo.
Fairton School’s Hailey Langton, Addison Page and Evie McIllwaine show how to be kind to others at their recharge station, identifying and restoring levels of feeling.