Fussy Eaters - an action plan

Fussy Eaters - an action plan

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NDR-UK Ref No: 9407
Publication Format: A5 leaflet
Classification: PiL  
Pack size: 10
Publication date: 01/15
Last Review: 01/18
Next Review: 2021

A planned approach to help manage persistant fussy eating in the under 5's.

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

Problems with eating

  • Know why eating difficulties arise and have practical strategies to tackle these and build a regular eating pattern

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
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A guide for the whole family to help manage fussy eating in the under 5's.

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  • Classification: PiL
  • NDR-UK ref: 9406

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