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Nutrition for Infants and Children

This section provides links to information and resources to help promote a healthier diet for infants, children and teenagers.


Weaning your child

A guide to explain and help with weaning covering stages 1-4



Feeding the Vegetarian Baby

A guide for parents.

Weaning your Premature Baby
Weaning advice specifically for premature babies.


Milk Free Weaning

Link to Leicestershire Medicines Strategy Group Guidelines on Prescribing of Specialist Infant Formula for proven and suspected cow's milk allergy under the age of 2 years (and older for certain categories) Nov 2019



Moving on from my Allergen Free Infant Formula - What Next?

A guide for parents/carers of children with Cow's Milk Allergy over the age of 2 years.

 boy eating packed lunch


Packed with Health

Healthy ways to fill a child's lunch box


Happier Mealtimes
This leaflet offers practical and positive suggestions on what to do to help change your child's behaviour around food.

Iron - an Essential Mineral for Children and Young People 
A leaflet on how to include iron rich foods in children and young people's daily diets.


Vitamin D

This is a NHS leaflet for all healthcare professionals detailing who is at risk of vitamin D deficiency.


How to develop good food habits for healthy tots 

Now available on S drive (ask your Dietitian)

Portion size advice for children under 5 (available from a Dietitian


What is a portion? children 7-10  (available from a Dietitian)


Foods to try booklet - to help increase the variety of foods for fussy/selective eaters


Living with Reflux

link to Gastro-Oesophageal reflux (GOR) and Reflux Disease (GORD) in infants (12 months of age or younger)


Link to Infant and Toddler Forum website