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
Next Review: 01/18

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

  • Weaning, 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
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  • Dr Helen Crawley (Caroline Walker Trust), Eating Well For Under 5s In Child Care, Practical And Nutritional Guidelines (2006)Setting the Table, NHS Health Scotland (2014)
  • Department of Health Activity Guidelines (2011)
  • 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)
  • Kudlova E. Schneidrova D. Dietary Patterns And Their Changes, In Early Childhood, Central European Journal Public Health 2012; 20 (2): 126-134
  • The importance of milk and dairy products as part of a healthy balanced diet, The Dairy Council, (accessed 28/12/14)
  • Thorisdottir A. Alfons Ramel, Gestur I. Palsson, Helgi Tomassson, Inga Thorsdottir, Iron Status Of One-Year-Olds And Association With Breast Milk, Cow?s Milk Or Formula In Late Infancy, European Journal of Nutrition (2013) 52:1661?1668.
  • Vereijken CMJL, Weenen H, Hetherington MM. Feeding Infants And Young Children. From Guidelines To Practice-Conclusions And Future Directions. Appetite. 2011;57(3):839-843.
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