Eating Well for 5-12 year olds

Eating Well for 5-12 year olds

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NDR-UK Ref No: 9405
Publication Format: A5 leaflet
Classification: PiL  
Pack size: 10
Publication date: 01/15
Last Review: 01/18
Next Review: 2021

A simple whole family approach for parents and carers to guide healthy eating for children aged 5-12 years.

Classification: PiL (Patient Information Leaflet)

Enforcement of healthy eating messages for self-management - advice is easily understood requiring no additional explanation.

To support

  • Introducing solids, including through milk intolerance
  • Healthy eating for children aged 1 - 12
  • Weight gain for children who may struggle to eat enough
  • Establishing eating patterns for children with eating difficulties

Healthy eating

  • Know the health benefits of healthy eating
  • Understand how to choose a balanced diet
  • Recognise the importance of establishing regular eating patterns
  • Be able to address nutritional issues e.g. constipation, and know when/where to get further help
  • Be aware of strategies to use to encourage weight gain/loss
  • Be aware of benefits of being a healthy weight
  • Know practical steps to have healthy meals/snacks
  • Be aware of the value of exercise and strategies to achieve guideline amounts
  • Be aware of triggers to seek professional advice
  • Be aware of reasons for poor growth/weight
  • Know how to make meals and snacks more nourishing and how to adapt 5 food groups to increase energy
  • Dietary Reference Values for Food Energy and Nutrients for the United Kingdom. Report on Health and Social Subjects No. 41. HMSO, London Department of Health (1991)
  • Dr Helen Crawley (Caroline Walker Trust), Eating Well for under 5s in child care - Practical and nutritional guidelines 2006
  • First Steps Nutrition Trust 2016, Good Food Choices and Portion Sizes for 1-4 year olds
  • First Steps Nutrition Trust 2017 Eating Well: the First Year
  • Good Food Choices and Portion Sizes for 1-4 year olds First Steps Nutrition Trust 2016
  • NICE (Clinical Knowledge summary) Cows’ milk protein allergy in children 2015
  • NICE Faltering growth guidelines (NG75) 2017
  • NICE Vitamin D: supplement use in specific population groups (PH56) 2017
  • Nutrition matters for the early years - Public Health Agency of Ireland
  • RCPCH Position Statement: breastfeeding in the UK 2017
  • Santos I.et al. Late preterm birth is a risk factor for growth faltering in early childhood: a cohort study, BMC paediatrics (2009) 9;71:1-8
  • Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) 2011 Energy Requirements.
Eating for healthy growth

Eating for healthy growth

Comprehensive, structured advice for families with 5-12 year olds who need to gain weight.

  • Pack size: 10
  • Classification: PiL
  • NDR-UK ref: 9410

Price per pack

£14.00
Fuel To Go (Healthy Eating Advice for Teenagers)

Fuel To Go (Healthy Eating Advice for Teenagers)

Information booklet for teenagers including advice on how to eat well, with meal and snacks ideas, information on food groups, recipes and advice on alcohol consumption.

  • Pack size: 10
  • Classification: PiL
  • NDR-UK ref: 9390

Price per pack

£12.00
Getting the Balance Right

Getting the Balance Right

A guide to making the right day to day dietary choices to achieve a healthy, balanced diet.

  • Pack size: 10
  • Classification: PiL
  • NDR-UK ref: 9007

Price per pack

£11.00
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