Health & Childcare Professionals
Factsheets and reports, expert advice from Forum members, Study Days and interactive online learning.
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Optimal nutrition in early life not only gives a newborn baby the best start in life, but may also have lifelong positive effects in reducing the risk of a number of chronic diseases, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease and some cancers.
Evidence-based information and best-practice guidance on the feeding and nutrition of children aged one to three years. Our Factsheets are designed to be practical, working tools for health visitors, nursery nurses and other health and childcare professionals.
Members of the Infant & Toddler Forum answer questions commonly asked by parents. Reliable, evidence-based information and support from the experts on issues like iron deficiency, portion sizes, dental health, weaning and fussy eating.
Get your setting involved! The Ten Steps for Healthy Toddlers are perfectly placed to promote early years nutrition know-how amongst health and childcare professionals, parents and carers.
Annual Study Days from the Infant & Toddler Forum help facilitate interaction, share current thinking, and showcase best practice in early years nutrition and childhood development, and act as a platform for discussion and learning.
Measuring the growth of infants, toddlers and children is an important part of child health surveillance. It can help to detect overweight and underweight, short stature and faltering growth potentially due to underlying medical problems. It can also provide reassurance about normality.