Downloads and tools for healthcare professionals

These downloadable materials offer a simple way to further your knowledge of early life nutrition and common infant feeding problems and support your conversations with parents.

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Toddler diet factsheet

1 min read
31st Jan 2019

The toddler years are a critical time of development when children are forming eating habits for life. However, there are still only a few toddler-specific nutritional guidelines in existence. The Infant and Toddler Forum provides guidance on nutrition, healthy diets and portion sizes for children aged one and up.

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Infant feeding diagnostic tool

1 min read
31st Jan 2019

This tool has been designed to aid healthcare professionals in the diagnosis of common infant feeding problems. The symptoms checklist can be used as a prompt to help identify particular infant conditions according to the symptoms recorded. Furthermore it provides practical advice to pass on to parents to help manage symptoms.

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A healthcare professional’s guide to maternal nutrition

1 min read
31st Jan 2019

Latest scientific evidence shows us that environmental factors such as nutrition during the first 1000 days of life (from conception to toddlerhood) can influence later health and disease risk. However, current data shows that women of reproductive age have a poor dietary intake of some key nutrients required during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

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The science of early life: a quick guide

1 min read
31st Jan 2019

There has been a rise in non-communicable disease such as obesity, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer in recent decades. Now, scientific evidence suggests that environmental factors that have an impact during early life – from conception through to the toddler years – can influence a person’s response to later exposures and thus affect their health and disease risk later in life.

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Cows’ milk protein allergy: NICE – a practical summary

1 min read
31st Jan 2019

A useful and practical summary of the NICE guidelines for the diagnosis and assessment of food allergy in children and young people in primary care and community settings.Also available to order, for free, via our online order form.

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Cow’s milk allergy: myth v reality

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31st Jan 2019

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Nutrition following surgery in the preterm infant

1 min read
31st Jan 2019

Nicholas D Embleton BSc MD FRCPCH, Consultant Neonatal Paediatrician, Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust discusses the importance of good quality nutritional management for the preterm infant.

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