Children aged 1 to 5 years

Young child eating Every parent wants their child to grow up healthy and strong. One of the most important things a parent can do is make sure their child eats a varied, balanced diet to meet the child’s high energy and nutrient needs.

What children eat and drink during their early years can affect their health for many years to come. General eating habits are formed in the first few years of life so it is very important that we encourage our children to eat good, wholesome, nutritious food.

Poor nutrition during childhood can lead to all sorts of problems later in life, such as an increased risk of obesity, hypertension, diabetes and coronary heart disease.