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Toddler Menu Planner
Toddler Menu Planner

Use our Toddler Meal planning tool to ensure your 1-4 years old receives a balanced diet every day.

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Portion Sizes for 1-4 year olds

Use our portion size ranges to find out how much is too much.

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Tot It Up

Use our toddler food tracker to check that your 1-4 year olds are getting a good balance of foods and activity

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Why Breast Milk Matters

This educational programme for frontline professionals contains a range of practical resources on infant feeding.

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Early Nutrition for Later Health

Addressing key issues on the nutritional requirements and eating behaviour of one to three year olds

London 2008

Study Days 2008

It is never too early to begin promoting a healthy diet. The younger children learn how to eat healthily, the more likely they are to adopt a balanced diet in adult life. Early nutritional guidance may therefore be a key public health strategy in preventing obesity, thereby reducing a child’s risk of developing a range of chronic conditions such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer in later life.

Key Topics

  • Early nutrition affects later health – the weight issue
  • The psychology of eating – the early years
  • Early nutrition and children`s behaviour, learning and mood
  • Early nutrition and Dental Health
  • Positive programming: Healthy eating for toddlers



Some presentations from the day are available to listen to below, covering key topics from the day. Simply click on the link to start listening.

Dipti Aistrop

Health Visitor and Specialist Health Visitor for Mental Health of Young Children, Sheffield

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Jackie Blissett

Senior Lecturer in Psychology, University of Birmingham

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Richard Welbury

Professor and Chair of Paediatric Dentistry, Glasgow University

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