Weaning and toddlers

Here, you will find all of our content and resources relating to the topic of weaning.

Top Five: Most popular blog posts designed for healthcare professionals

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16th Jul 2019
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Encouraging infants and young children to eat vegetables: practical tips

3 min read
22nd Mar 2019

Dr Alison Fildes is a Research Psychologist with an interest in the development and modification of food preferences in early childhood. She completed her PhD in the Health Behaviour Research Centre at University College London, where her work explored the contribution of genes and the environment to children’s food preferences and related eating behaviours. Her research focuses on early childhood because of the importance of this period for programming later health outcomes. She has also been involved in the development of effective interventions to modify children’s food preferences with the particular aim of increasing fruit and vegetable consumption. As an independent expert, Dr Fildes’ role is to share her professional knowledge. She does not promote brands.

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Toddler development & feeding challenges – part 2

4 min read
24th Jan 2019

This is the second part of an article written by Dr Gillian Harris, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, click here for part one.

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Toddler development & feeding challenges – part 1

5 min read
24th Jan 2019

Article by Dr Gillian Harris, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, The Children`s Hospital, Birmingham. Dr Harris carries out research into feeding and eating problems at the School of Psychology, University of Birmingham.

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Vitamin D: a hard to get nutrient

2 min read
24th Jan 2019

Vitamin D deficiency is associated with a number of different health outcomes¹. Understanding the importance of vitamin D for infants and young children and ensuring they get their daily RNI.

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What can growing up milk contribute to toddler diets?

3 min read
24th Jan 2019

Limited studies exist which examine the role that fortified milk drinks can play in addressing nutritional inadequacies in toddler diets. Growing up milks are milks that have been specifically fortified with nutrients that are often lacking in a toddler’s diet such as iron and vitamin D1,2.

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A topic in 10 questions: weaning the child with cows’ milk allergy

5 min read
24th Jan 2019

Allergy expert Dr Carina Venter offers advice on weaning infants with cows' milk allergy.

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Developing healthy eating habits

2 min read
24th Jan 2019

The diet of infants and young children can not only determine their health during childhood but can also influence the type of foods that they prefer in later life and, consequently, contributes to their long-term health1,2. Increasingly, research indicates that variables in early life, including the foetal environment and childhood food habits, may have an impact on risk factors for chronic diseases such as obesity, cardiovascular disease and certain cancers in later life2,3.

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Toddler development & feeding challenges – part 2

4 min read
24th Jan 2019

This is the second part of an article written by Dr Gillian Harris, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, click here for part one.

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