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Resources for Nutrition

Good practice points on nutrition

In this write-up, Helen Crawley gives Health Visitors some key points to reflect on regarding nutrition advice.

Save the Children report - Don't push it - Why the formula milk industry must clean up its act (2018)

Call on manufacturers and distributors of breast-milk substitutes, investors and governments to uphold the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes to help millions of children get the healthiest start in life.

Bump to Breastfeeding

This groundbreaking DVD From bump to breastfeeding: following real mothers’ stories to find out how shows parents how to get started breastfeeding and provide practical answers to the common problems.

Early life nutrition and lifelong health

This report was commissioned after an ARM debate in June 2007 that called on the BMA’s Board of Science to recognise and promote the importance of fetal and early life nutrition and its relationship to lifelong health.

Baby-Led Weaning: A content analysis study

Healthcare professionals and mothers knowledge of, attitudes to and experiences with, Baby-Led Weaning: A content analysis study


First Steps Nutrition Trust

First Steps Nutrition Trust provides free, practical, evidence based information on good nutrition from pregnancy to five years

Tiny Tastes

A new product to solve the dilemma of parents exasperated by their fussy kids at mealtimes has been launched by the charity Weight Concern, based on research from psychologists at UCL.

NICE Guidelines

This guidance addresses disparities in the nutrition of low-income and other disadvantaged groups compared with the general population.

A healthy eating guide for toddlers

British Nutrition Foundation- A healthy eating guide for toddlers (1-3 years)

Nutritional information for children

A great resource of online  nutritional information for children.

Baby Friendly Initiative

Unicef UK produces statements on a number of topics, in response to demand from our supporters and to reflect any updates in policies and directives.

Superfood for Babies

Superfood for Babies is a global call to action to rediscover the importance of breastfeeding and to support mothers to breastfeed their babies .

Baby knows best

This paper is titled “Baby knows best? The impact of weaning style on food preferences and body mass index in early childhood in a case–controlled sample.


There are many different recommendations for the prevention, detection and treatment of Vitamin D deficiency in the UK.

How feasible is baby-led weaning as an approach to infant feeding - a review of the evidence

This paper is a review of the evidence around the question of how Feasible Baby-Led Weaning is as an Approach to Infant Feeding


NICE guidance (NG75) - Faltering growth: recognition and management of faltering growth in children

This guideline covers recognition, assessment and monitoring of faltering growth in infants and children. It includes a definition of growth thresholds for concern and identifying the risk factors for, and possible causes of, faltering growth. It also covers interventions, when to refer, service design, and information and support.

This guideline includes recommendations on:

  • weight loss in the early days of life
  • faltering growth after the early days of life
  • organisation of care
  • information and support for parents and carers