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First Steps Nutrition - Eating Well in the Early Years - Community Health

Last updated: 11/09/2020
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Eating well is essential for children in their early years. There is clear evidence that the first 1000 days of life (the 9 months of pregnancy and the first 2 years of life) are particularly critical for ensuring healthy growth and development and to ensure all children meet their full potential. It is also important that children 2-5 years eat well to establish good eating patterns, to protect their teeth and to ensure they arrive in school at a healthy body weight and with a good and varied appetite.

Visit the First Steps Website for further information about Eating Well for the Under 5s, ideas for packed lunches and snacks, tips for fussy eaters, sustainable diets for the early years and much more.