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Healthy eating

Healthy Eating


  • Pregnancy:
  • Birth to 6 months:
    • See Breastfeeding page of the toolkit
  • 6 months (introducing solids)
  • Once solids are established:
    • Children need healthy eating habits to thrive
    • A healthy breakfast will set your child up for the day
    • Eat with your child and encourage them to try different foods.
    • Aim for 5 portions of different fruits and vegetables a day
    • Eat healthy snacks 2 times a day
    • Encourage your child to drink plenty of water throughout the day.
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  • For support with healthy eating for non-pregnant adults see the Health Trainers service 
  • For support with managing weight in pregnancy - call Bloom (Trowbridge and Chippenham Birth centres) on 01249 456539; call PIMS (Salisbury Hospital) on 07917 073470
  • Introduction to Solid Foods session - Health Visiting Service
  • HEY! - healthy eating programme in children's centres aimed at parents of young children
  • Start4Life
  • Change4Life
  • Healthy Start Scheme - ask midwife or health visitor
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  • NCMP Reception data (children aged 4-5 years old) - 21.3% of reception aged children are carrying excess weight in Wiltshire.
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Last updated: 20 March 2019 | Last reviewed: 20 March 2019