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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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.

Oily fish for your toddler

Fish is without a doubt one of the most nutritious foods you can offer to your toddler. Find out about the benefits and tips to ge...

Oily fish: Get your Omega-3 and Vitamin ...

There are lots of reasons and benefits for including oily fish as part of a healthy balanced diet.

Baby – Easy Peasy Fish Supper

Adult – Beef & Avocado Salad

Baby – Chicken, Sweet Potato & Carrot Purée

Adult – Linguine with Salmon & Spinach Recipe

Toddler – Individual Salmon Fish Pie

Adult – Summer Pasta

A Time for Giving & Conceiving

September sees one of the highest birth rates meaning December is a popular time for conceiving.

Kellie’s Step by Step Easy Mince Pies

Spiced Apple Cake

Adult – Healthier Dips

Tips to Involve Toddlers in Food Prepara...

Toddlers are much more likely to eat something they have helped to prepare. Try some of these useful tips and this easy brown brea...

Step-by-Step Pasta Bake

Chilli Pumpkin Soup

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