The Infant & Toddler Forum
Evidence-based advice and simple, practical resources about early years nutrition and development.
The Infant & Toddler Forum supports families to make healthier nutritional choices and promotes good eating habits in early life, for a healthy future for generations of children.
A guide to healthy sugar consumption in toddlers
Lucy Upton, Specialist Paediatric Dietitian and Nutritionist Sugar is everywhere, and the trouble is, a lot of the sugar we eat can be hidden in the food we buy – and often in foods we wouldn’t expect! It is no secret that a healthy, balanced and nutritious diet is essential for toddlers’ growth and development, and this includes keeping a close eye on their sugar consumption. The question of just how much sugar is healthy for young children to consume is one on many parents’ lips. Our guide below aims to demystify sugar consumption and provide tips and advice on how to keep your child’s sugar intake within the recommended amounts.
From milk, to food and beyond!
Lucy Upton, Specialist Paediatric Dietitian and Nutritionist Nothing describes a rollercoaster more accurately than the early months with your newborn baby. With the rush of love and amazing bonding experience that many new parents feel also comes numerous unknowns and challenges which can cause high levels of anxiety. Not always having the answer or being unsure of where to look for trusted information can naturally leave some parents feeling stressed and overwhelmed.
Plant-based diets: achieving a healthy balance for toddlers!
Lucy Upton, Specialist Paediatric Dietitian and Nutritionist Vegetarian and vegan diets have become increasingly popular over the past few years, with more and more parents raising their children on a plant-based diet. Toddlers have high-energy needs and small stomachs, so it is important parents know how to ensure their child gets all the nutrients needed for healthy growth and development. The Infant & Toddler Forum are here to help with practical tips and advice for parents considering a vegetarian or vegan diet for their toddler.