Eating for healthy growth

Eating for healthy growth

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NDR-UK Ref No: 9410
Publication Format: A5 leaflet
Classification: PiL  
Pack size: 10
Publication date: 01/15
Next Review: 01/18

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

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

Please note that this publication will be updated following the publication of the new Eatwell Guide upon reprint.  For more information on the new Guide and related public health guidance, please visit


  • Dr Helen Crawley (Caroline Walker Trust), Eating Well for under 5s in child care - Practical and nutritional guidelines 2006
  • 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)
  • Santos al. Late preterm birth is a risk factor for growth faltering in early childhood: a cohort study, BMC paediatrics (2009) 9;71:1-8
  • The Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) 2011 Energy Requirements
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