Children aged over 5 years

Boy eating fruitGood nutrition and physical activity are essential at all stages in life. Children need plenty of energy and nutrients to help them grow and develop to their full potential.

By the age of 5 years, children are able to follow the healthy eating guidelines by including a wide variety of foods from the 4 main food groups, and a selection of tooth friendly drinks and snacks throughout the day.

By introducing a wide variety of healthy, nutritious foods early in life, children are more likely to eat healthily as they grow up.