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Healthy Eating for your Child aged 0-19 years

There is a lot of information available on how to make sure your child eats a healthy balanced diet. The  Better Health, Healthier Families website gives information about what food labels mean, and how to make sure your child is not getting too much sugar or salt in their diet.

You can find information for all age groups on the  Start for Life website  from the earliest stage of introducing solid foods, right up to how to pack a healthy lunchbox, and useful suggestions about activities you could do with your child.

If you are getting ready to introduce your baby to solid foods contact our Single Point of Access every weekday morning and a Community Nursery Nurse can talk you through the process or look at our Introducing Solids page here.

You are also welcome come along to one of our local healthy child drop ins to find out how to start your baby on solid foods.

You may be entitled to some financial support to ensure your child can access healthy foods, so please do have a look on the Healthy Start website or ask your school about the Free School Meals scheme.

The Eatwell Plate gives a good visual idea of what proportion of different foods your child should be eating every day, follow this link for more information on healthy eating habits for the whole family.

If you have any questions or concerns about your child’s diet, or eating habits, we are here to support you, so give us a call on: 0300 247 0090

 

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