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What's good to eat?

We all know that a space ship needs fuel, for the power to zoom up into orbit. In some ways our body is like a space ship, because we need fuel too. Our fuel is the food that we eat.

There isn't one superfood to make you taller, but eating a good mixture of the these things will help you to grow:

  • Meat
  • Fish
  • Vegetables
  • Fruit
  • Bread, potatoes, pasta
  • Peas and beans
  • Eggs
  • Cheese and yoghurt

Cakes, biscuits and sweets are great for a treat and also give you energy. But avoid eating these all the time, as they are not good for your body.

Someone once said, 'you are what you eat' – so eat good stuff to help you grow to your correct height!


What's good to drink?

It’s super important to keep well hydrated in space as well as in everyday life. Drink plenty of water every day and particularly when exercising. Water contains no calories and is a healthy choice for your teeth.

Fruit juices and smoothies contain vitamins, which are good for you, but they also contain sugar that can damage teeth (even if they are unsweetened). So if you must drink juice keep it to treat times.

Cut out fizzy, sweet drinks

Fizzy drinks, squashes and juice drinks contain loads of added sugar. You should avoid them completely if possible. Sports drinks are no better. They are high in calories and can cause your teeth to go bad (decay). Most tea and coffee contains caffeine, which is a type of drug called a stimulant. This makes these type of drinks a 'no go' area for toddlers and young children.

Date of preparation: September 2020 UK20GH00082 This page is intended for members of the UK public. Cookie Policy Contact us