NHS choices has information on formula feeding here
Handy guides to portion size and diet are available for two age groups:
The Change4Life Sugar Smart app is designed to show quickly and easily how much total sugar is in the things you’re buying, eating and drinking, to help you spot it more easily so you can make healthier choices and cut your sugar intake. Find out more here.
BMI is a good way to check if you are a healthy weight. Use the BMI calculator to check the whole family and find helpful information and advice. BMI is a measure of whether you’re a healthy weight for your height. It is available here.
Information on vitamins for children is available here
Guidance on Vitamin D is available here
Vitamin D may help reduce Type 1 Diabetes risk in susceptible children
Born to Move is a free NHS app to help parents or carers with their new-born babyies, right up to pre-school. It’s packed with advice, tips and games that you can play with your child to support their development. It is available here.
A guide to physical activity in early years is available here
First Steps Nutrition
First Steps Nutrition Trust is an independent public health nutrition charity that provides information and resources to support eating well from pre-conception to five years.
Its mission is to:
ensure that everyone working to support mums-to-be and young families has access to independent, expert and practical ‘eating well’ resources
provide up-to-date information on infant milks for sale in the UK and promote better regulation and marketing of breastmilk substitutes
contribute to good policy and practice throughout the UK and ensures that the importance of good nutrition from pre-conception to five remains on everyone’s agenda.
To find out more about First Steps Nutrition, visit its website here.
New Start4Life weaning resources now available
Introducing your baby to solid foods, also referred to as weaning or complementary feeding, starts when your baby is around six months old. Your baby should be introduced to a varied diet, alongside their usual breast milk or infant formula.
Start4Life has launched a new Weaning Section on its website, which provides lots of information and advice on introducing your baby to solid foods.
To visit the Start4Life weaning web page click here.