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Links to Useful Resources on Childhood Nutrition: A Guide for Parents and Teachers

Posted in Children's health

This factsheet provides useful information on websites, leaflets, healthy eating guidelines and books with reliable nutrition and physical activity information for children and their families, and anyone interested in childhood nutrition.

General Websites

Little Steps Campaign:

www.littlesteps.eu

Irish Nutrition and Dietetic Institute (INDI):

www.indi.ie

British Dietetic Association (BDA):

http://www.bda.uk.com/

Safefood

http://www.safefood.eu/Home.aspx

Health Promotion Department

www.healthpromotion.ie/

Department of Health

http://health.gov.ie/

Websites for Teachers

Incredible Edibles

http://www.incredibleedibles.ie/

British Nutrition Foundation

http://www.foodafactoflife.org.uk/

Nourish Interactive

http://www.nourishinteractive.com/

Food Dudes

http://www.fooddudes.ie/html/parents_healthy.html

Irish Heart Foundation (IHF)

http://www.irishheart.ie/iopen24/bizzy-break-resources-t-8_197_199_205.html

Healthy food for All

http://www.healthyfoodforall.com/

 

Healthy Eating Policies in Schools

Department of Health and Children published the following guidelines for schools on developing and implementing a healthy eating policy.

http://health.gov.ie/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Food-and-Nutrition-Guidelines-for-Pre-School-Services.pdf

http://health.gov.ie/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/primary_schools.pdf

Physical Activity Information

Get Ireland Active website

http://www.getirelandactive.ie/

The Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists (ISCP)

http://move4health.ie/

Leaflets

Feeding your baby; introducing family meals

https://www.healthpromotion.ie/hp-files/docs/HPM00971.pdf

Bottle feeding your baby

https://www.indi.ie/images/public_docs/1620_New_Guide_to_Bottle_Feeding.pdf

 Food for young children

http://www.healthpromotion.ie/hp-files/docs/HPM00383.pdf

Eat Smart, Move More!

https://www.healthpromotion.ie/hp-files/docs/HPM00835.pdf

New Food Pyramid

http://health.gov.ie/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/YourGuide_HealthyEating_FoodPyramid.pdf

Safefood - A healthy lunchbox guide

http://www.safefood.eu/SafeFood/media/SafeFoodLibrary/Documents/Education/2012-Safefood-Healthy-Lunchboxes-Leaflet-v4.pdf

Books

Feed your child well- babies, toddlers and older children' 3rd Edition

Authors: Therese Dunne, Phyllis Farrell and Valerie Kelly

101SquareMeals

http://www.safefood.eu/SafeFood/media/SafeFoodLibrary/Documents/Healthy%20Eating/101-Square-Meals-Cookbook-Feb-2015.pdf

New Complete Baby & Toddler Meal Planner

Author: Annabel Karmel; Ebury Press

Created by the Paediatric Dietitians’ Interest Group (PDIG) of the Irish Nutrition and Dietetic Institute (INDI) November 2015. Review date: November 2015

© 2015 Irish Nutrition and Dietetics Institute, INDI. All rights reserved. May be reproduced in its entirety provided the source is acknowledged. This information is not meant to replace advice from your medical doctor or individual counselling with a dietitian. It is intended for educational and informational purposes only.

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