A national strategy is needed to improve the monitoring of child growth, because excessive weight gain in early life is an indicator of the risk of obesity in later life, specialists urged today at the launch of a new educational initiative on charting child growth and development.
Judy More, Paediatric Dietitian and Registered Nutritionist Lucy Upton, Specialist Paediatric Dietitian and Nutritionist Have a healthy Easter with The Infant & Toddler Forum’s suggested menu for toddlers!
Lucy Upton, Specialist Paediatric Dietitian and Nutritionist Why is salt important for my toddler’s diet? Sodium, which is in salt, is important for healthy muscle, stomach and nerve function as well as being an essential component in the blood. Children need some sodium to grow.
Lucy Upton, Specialist Paediatric Dietitian and Nutritionist Although the number of people in the UK forced to turn to food banks has been on the rise for a number of years now, the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the already worrying situation even further. Data gathered by the Trussell Trust shows that there was a 47% increase in the number of people relying on foodbanks during the first six months of the pandemic compared to the same period last year. It seems families with children have been hardest hit with 2,600 food parcels being provided for children every day.