Campaigns

Better Health Start for Life Introducing Solid Foods Campaign

On March 4th, the Department for Health and Social Care's Office for Health Improvement and Disparities (OHID) will launch the Better Health Start for Life Introducing Solid Foods campaign.
Weaning is when you introduce your baby to solid foods alongside breastmilk or infant formula, and it is a crucial milestone within the first 1,001 days.
The NHS recommends that most parents should wait until their baby is around six months old before they start introducing solid foods. Despite this, lots of parents wonder when and how to start introducing solid food, so a dedicated weaning hub has been created on the Better Health website offering support and advice during what can be a confusing time.

The weaning hub is packed with NHS-endorsed advice, videos and tips, plus simple, healthy recipes, it puts everything parents need to know in one place.
Visit www.nhs.uk/better-health/start-for-life/weaning

You can also see how the local government are also backing the campaign visit; https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-campaign-promotes-advice-to-introduce-babies-to-solid-food

Campaigns are a great opportunity for raising awareness of the importance of healthy eating and nutrition for good health

  • VegPower-this campaign starts from the 28th February for 5 weeks, there will be lots on the TV about this and how you can get involved! or visit https://vegpower.org.uk/
  • The British Nutrition Foundation: This organisation run a Healthy Eating week each year in June for further information please visit here.