Child Nutrition Guidelines

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    As a parent, it is important to understand the child nutrition guidelines to ensure they are getting all the macro-nutrients, vitamins and minerals they need to grow. That is why we are here to provide you with the essential tips to get started.


    It is very important that your child is getting a healthy, varied diet to help them feel at their best whilst maintaining a healthy weight. It also helps them to develop a positive relationship with food and reduces the risk of them getting heart disease, type 2 diabetes and some cancers in adulthood.


    A healthy balanced diet for children should contain foods from the four main food groups; fruit and vegetables, dairy or dairy alternatives, protein foods and starchy carbohydrates.Β  Children should be encouraged to eat at least 5 a day. If choosing dairy alternatives, these should be fortified with calcium and ideally iodine too. Protein is also a very important factor for growth and so it is essential that foods such as pulses, meat, fish, eggs, tofu, nuts and seeds are included in their diet. For those that are looking at a vegetarian or vegan diet for their children read our blog to find out the key nutrients to consider. Meals should be based on starchy carbohydrates, such as bread, pasta, rice or potatoes, selecting higher fibre varieties where possible. In order to maintain weight and a healthy lifestyle for your child, we would highly recommend cutting down on foods and drinks high in fat, salt and sugar, such as cakes, biscuits, crisps and soft drinks.

    There are different dietary recommendations depending on the age of your child. We can give you advice on portion number and size, key nutrients to consider and maintaining a healthy weight. Get in touch for personalised advice.




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