Preventing Obesity

Preventing obesity

Research shows children who achieve a healthy weight tend to be fitter, healthier, better able to learn, and are more self-confident. They’re also less likely to have low self-esteem or be bullied. They’re much less likely to have health problems in later life.

Your child grows and develops rapidly in their first years of life. But they also have relatively small tummies so their food and drink has to give them all the energy and nutrients they need in a modest amount, without lots of salt and sugar which can damage their health in short and long term.


Children, as well as adults, will benefit from additional vitamins for their wellbeing, growth and development. Although it’s still very important to have a healthy varied diet, babies from six months and young children may not be getting enough vitamins from food alone, especially vitamins A, C and D. The recommended daily vitamin drops from six months to five years of age and, for some babies, from birth.

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