Resources for Parents and Carers

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 here.
  • 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 here.
  • Food - A fact of of life: here there is a wealth of free resources for teaching children about where food comes from, how to prepare food and healthy eating. Especially useful are the free activity packs containing guides/lesson plans on a range of different foods - visit here for children aged 3-5 years and activity packs.
  • Better Health - Health for Families: For a range of healthy eating recipes and physical activity resources created by the NHS for children please visit here.
  • 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 here. The resources 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 here and free healthy recipes for all mealtimes, snacks and lunchbox idea available here
  • Child Feeding Guide - information on how to avoid the most common feeding issues and promote happier eating habits available here
  • See and Eat - Ebooks and activities about vegetables available here
  • Health for under 5- information on nutrition from pregnancy to pre-school age available here
  • NHS link for baby and toddler meal and snack ideas https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/baby/weaning-and-feeding/baby-and-toddler-meal-ideas/

Guidance Documents

Videos

  • Healthier Lunchbox Leaflet Healthier Lunchbox Leaflet (PDF, 2.6 Mb)

    Is your child staying at nursery/school and going to take a packed lunch? here are some ideas to help you!

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