The importance of monitoring the growth of young children has never been more acute. The prevalence of childhood obesity and the government‟s commitment to halt its rising levels by 2010 has thrust health and childcare professions into the frontline of the battle to halt this epidemic. Equally, it is important to identify the early signs of poor nutrition and inadequate growth.
By Denise Gray, on behalf of the Infant and Toddler Forum
Coming soon: The Infant and Toddler Forum announces a new focus on infant feeding and nutrition with the upcoming launch of new educational resources for healthcare professionals
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.