Healthy diet and nutrition

Healthy nutrition for your pre-schooler

NHS healthy recipes: Recipes – Healthier Families – NHS (

What To Feed Your Baby | 12 months plus | Weaning | Start for Life (

Encouraging your child to eat vegetables: Institute of Health Visiting

Sugar Smart: About Sugar | Sugar Smart UK

Eating Well Recipe Book: First Steps Nutrition Trust

Eating well in the early years: Eating well early years — First Steps Nutrition Trust

Good food choices and portion sizes for 1-4 year olds: First Steps Nutrition Trust

Eating Well snacks for 1-4 year olds: First Steps Nutrition Trust

Packed Lunches for 1-4 year olds: First Steps Nutrition Trust

Eating well on a budget

Eat well, spend less | British Dietetic Association (BDA)

The BBC has some useful guides to eating on a budget for a variety of dietary requirements.

Budget recipes and advice – BBC Food

Eating healthy on a tight budget: 6 top tips – BHF

Some tips to save money on food – British Nutrition Foundation

Eat well, spend less | British Dietetic Association (BDA)

Oxfordshire’s Sustainable Food Network | Good Food Oxfordshire

Some supermarkets are selling fruit and veg boxes for as little as £2.


HENRY provides a wide range of support for families from pregnancy to age 12 including workshops, programmes, resources and online help. All of their support for families is underpinned by the HENRY approach to supporting behaviour change which helps parents gain the confidence, knowledge and skills they need to help the whole family adopt a healthier, happier lifestyle and to give their children a great start in life. Find out more about HENRY and the support they offer in Oxfordshire here: 

Parents | HENRY

Fussy eaters

It’s natural to worry about whether your child is getting enough food if they refuse to eat sometimes, here’s some helpful information from the NHS.

Fussy eaters – NHS (

Healthy Start food vouchers and vitamins

Healthy Start: (help to buy healthy food and milk): Get help to buy food and milk (Healthy Start)

Healthy Start Easy Read: Easy Read leaflet – Photography.pdf

Vitamins for children: Getting vitamins – Get help to buy food and milk (Healthy Start)

Food allergies

Managing food allergies: How-to-manage-food-allergies-in-children-under-5-years


Constipation in children: Constipation in children – NHS (


Choking – Child Accident Prevention Trust (

Is your child ready for school? Find further information here:

General help and advice – Health Visiting ServiceHealth Visiting Service (

When to weigh your child

According to current NHS and World Health Organisation guidelines after 6 months of age your baby should be weighed:

  • no more than once every 3 months over the age of 1

Your baby will usually only be weighed more often than this if you ask for it or if there are concerns about their health or growth.

Your baby’s weight and height – NHS (

Page last reviewed: 14 July, 2023