The First 1000 Days - From Pregnancy up to 2 years

What you eat and do in the first 1000 days makes a difference to your baby's future.

Scientists believe that what you feed your baby in their first 1000 days of life can determine their health, cognitive ability and physical development for the rest of their lives.

"This short timeframe offers a unique window of opportunity to shape healthier futures by having a profound impact on the child’s ability to grow & develop and improve educational achievement." – Ita Saul, Paediatric Dietitian.

Click on your stage for tailored information such as nutrition advice, recipes, videos and useful tools to help you make the right choices for you and your baby.

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Beef and Lentil Shepherd’s Pie

Toddler – Parmesan and Lemon Chicken with Sweet Potato Mash

Healthy Snacks for Creche

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Toddler – Tasty Courgette Chips

Adult – Spicy Chickpeas

Pregnancy Dietary Checklist

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About the First 1000 Days

The nutrition you give your baby in the first one thousand days, from pregnancy to 2 years could affect their health forever. Find...

Pregnancy Advice

In the First 1000 Days your diet during pregnancy programmes your baby’s health forever. Find out More here.

Breastfeeding Advice

In the First 1000 Days breastfeeding reduces your child’s chances of being obese. Find out More here.

Weaning Advice

In the First 1000 Days introducing a healthy varied diet will improve eating habits for life. Find out More

Toddler Advice

In the First 1000 Days, nutrition affects your toddler’s brain development forever. Find out more here.

Long Term Benefits of Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding your baby is helping to give them the best start in life, with tailor-made nutrition for their growth and developmen...

Making Meals Fun for Toddlers

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- TIP -
Try this delicious crunchy snack during pregnancy and breastfeeding. It provides protein for baby’s growth and a source of fibre...

Toddler – Lemon Chicken and Broccoli pasta bake

Adult – Simple chicken curry

Baby Recipe – Herb crusted cod fillets

Adult – Pan fried mackerel with mash and tomato stew

Toddler Recipe – Lemon chicken and broccoli pasta bake

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