Healthy Eating

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Useful Websites

  • The British Nutrition Foundation: on this website there is useful information for different life stages including information for babies - find information on breastfeeding and introducing solid foods. It's available at baby stages.
  • The British Nutrition Foundation: useful information available for toddlers/pre-school aged children including information on ensuring eating well and how children can learn about food and the importance of a healthy, varied diet is available at toddlers and pre-school.
  • Better Health - Health for Families: For a range of healthy eating recipes and physical activity resources created by the NHS for children please visit NHS recipes.
  • The Caroline Walker Trust: a charity which aims to improve public health through good food. The charity have published an Eating well practical guide for children aged 1-4, and eating well during first year of life available at Caroline Walker trust. The aim to help young children eat well and outlines important key foods developed for nurseries, child minders and preschools as well as parents.
  • Henry- useful information on fussy eating including how to create relaxed mealtimes and introducing new foods available at HENRY and free healthy recipes for all mealtimes, snacks and lunchbox ideas.
  • Child Feeding Guide - information on how to avoid the most common feeding issues and promote happier eating habits available at child feeding guide.
  • See and Eat - Ebooks and activities about vegetables available at see and eat.
  • Health for under 5- information on nutrition from pregnancy to pre-school age available at health for under fives.
  • NHS link for baby and toddler meal and snack ideas and this website.

The Leicestershire Healthy Weight Management Team

Healthy Eating and Healthy Activity Programme for Families

Throughout the eight-week programme, you will be guided by a friendly and dedicated Nutritionist to answer any questions and provide helpful information.

Throughout the eight-week programme, you will be guided by a friendly and dedicated Nutritionist to answer any questions and provide helpful information.

It is important to us that families across Leicestershire and Rutland can eat well, participate in regular activity and maintain a healthy weight.

We understand that this isn't always easy, so our aim is to encourage young people to develop positive lifestyle behaviours, like cooking healthy food or engaging in exercise, that will continue into adulthood.

At Weight Management Leicestershire, our Nutritionists can provide support to families through our *eight-week lifestyle programme.

Guidance Documents

Weaning, portion sizes and healthy lunch boxes

Videos