Infant and Toddler Forum supports National Obesity Awareness Week

Infant & Toddler Forum supports National Obesity Awareness Week, 13th – 19th January

This week is National Obesity Awareness Week 2014. The Infant & Toddler Forum (ITF) is delighted to support this initiative and encourage families to make a new start in 2014 with healthier lifestyle choices.

We know what happens to children in their earliest years is key to health outcomes in adult life. We also know that making lifestyle changes can be a challenge. The Forum encourage a step wise approach to health and wellbeing placing the emphasis on simple, practical advice so that families can take small steps towards better health that are impossible not to achieve.

The ITF’s award-winning Ten Steps for Healthy Toddlers programme provides families with simple, practical tips that help promote good habits for health, growth and development.
ITF is an independent, multi-disciplinary group of experts from paediatrics, neonatology, health visiting, dietetics and child psychology, specialising in early-years nutrition and development. To speak to a member of the ITF for comment on the issues discussed during National Obesity

Awareness Week, contact Neil Hardman on 0208 9716419 or email

The ITF is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Danone Baby Nutrition. However its views are independent of Danone Baby Nutrition and its commercial interests, and its outputs are the intellectual property of the Forum members with whom copyright rests.

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Further Reading

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  • 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.