Maternal and child nutrition
Children are much more likely to develop and maintain healthy eating patterns if they have a positive relationship with food from their early years.
Our guide to maternal and child nutrition (pdf) provides consistent advice and information to help reduce obesity in both children and pregnant women.
We want to make sure that mothers and carers for young children have the information and guidance they need to make sure they receive the best possible start in life. This will help to promote good nutrition for mums, dads, infants and pre-school children, which in turn will benefit general health, growth and development of the under-fives in North Somerset.
The guidelines have also been split into easy sections to download:
- Introduction and health data for North Somerset
- Pre-conception and pregnancy
- Infant feeding
- Feeding toddlers and pre-school children
Healthy weight for children
The Healthy Weight for Children Hub website http://www.healthyweight4children.org.uk is a networking forum for anyone with an interest in tackling childhood obesity and promoting healthy weight in children in the South West. It includes information for parents; news and events listings; a networking area with discussions around key issues as well as information for health professionals.