If our information and advice has only whet your appetite for more about kids’ nutrition, please follow the links below to find out more detail.
Change 4 Life
The Change 4 Life campaign is a government backed campaign that helps families to make changes to achieve a healthier lifestyle, such as how to reduce sugar intake.
Caroline Walker Trust (2011) Eating Well for 1-4 Year Olds
The CWT is a charity that is dedicated to the improvement of public health through good food. They produce expert reports which establish nutritional guidelines for toddlers. Eating Well for Under-5s in Child Care (2011) is a guide that was originally published by the Trust in 1998, and has been widely used in public health nutrition since that time.
First Steps Nutrition
A charity that provides nutrition information and resources to support women who may become pregnant, pregnant women and parents of children under 5. The Trust offers evidence-based, objective information that is not sponsored by food manufacturers or retailers and which can be trusted as clear and accurate.
An online resource for individuals working in the early years and childcare delivering services for children and families. The broad range of information on the site is developed by government, professionals and the voluntary and community sector.
Paediatric Group of the British Dietetic Association
The British Dietetic Association (BDA), established in 1936, is the professional association for dietitians. The association has 18 specialist group, of which the Paediatric Group is one. Each specialist group is driven by volunteers who offer the most up-to-date information, leadership, advice, guidance for dietitians and nutritionists working in a range of professional specialisms.
European Commission 1924/2006 regulation
This regulation protects consumers from misleading or false claims. It also makes it easier for manufacturers to identify nutrition and health claims that can be used on their food products.
Scientific Advisory Commission on Nutrition
The Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) is an advisory Committee of independent experts that provides advice to the Public Health England as well as other government agencies and Departments. Its remit includes matters concerning nutrient content of individual foods, advice on diet and the nutritional status of people. Daily requirements for 1 – 3 year olds for energy are based on the Scientific Advisory Commission ‘Dietary Reference Values for Energy’.
Dietary Reference Values for Energy
Daily requirements for 1 – 3 year olds for fat, saturated fat, sugars and are based on Committee on Medical Aspects of Food Policy (1991) ‘Dietary Reference Values for Food Energy and Nutrients for the UK for 1- 3 year olds’.