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Q:NUTRITION FOR KIDS I’m a new mum starting to wean my baby, do you have any advice on things to avoid?
A: Visit the weaning section of our Family Food hub for lots of handy tips and tricks, nutritional info, and a whole collection of super-quick, budget-friendly, nutritious recipes for busy parents.
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Q:NUTRITION FOR KIDS How can I find out how many calories my child needs?
A: The Department of Health does not give set reference intakes for children because their requirements vary depending on age, gender and activity levels. If using adult recipes when cooking for children, it’s important to adjust the seasoning and portion size accordingly, and to avoid recipes that contain a lot of naturally salty ingredients. For more info, read our guide to basic family nutrition.
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