Food and Health

What to give children to eat, and how they should eat – these can be big worries for parents.

It does not help when there are lots of glossy adverts promoting different foods that may not be that good.  And there is a lot of publicity about childhood obesity and about children who go on to develop anxieties about food.

Plus, it is quite usual for children to go through periods when they are fussy about foods – how we we tell if this matters or what we should do?

Keeping it simple

These pages are about these issues – how to help children grow up into adults who can make informed choices about food without worry.  They can do this if they have a healthy relationship with food, and a positive body image.

Click the links below for more information, or go to the Food FAQs page

Finally, many parents are interested in how food affects children’s behaviour, mood and learning. Click here for a factsheet

If you were looking for information about weaning, please click here