The Infant & Toddler Forum CIC is a not-for-profit organisation established over fifteen years ago and committed to giving every child the healthiest start in life. We are a group of leading experts from paediatrics, neonatology, health visiting, dietetics and child psychology, specialising in early years nutrition and development.
Back in 2004 when the Infant & Toddler Forum was first established, the importance of the early years was not understood and the educational needs of professionals and parents were dramatically underserved. Today we face a different, yet equally pressing, challenge in the wake of the growing childhood obesity crisis which affects over 10% of 4-5 years olds (11.2%) and 12% of toddlers who are considered overweight.1
With childhood obesity continuing to be the health crisis of our time and the ever-emerging evidence around its impact on the health of future generations, our work has never been more important. Early life is a critical window of opportunity to shape healthy behaviours for the benefit of today and tomorrow’s children and we need to act now.