Children’s Nutrition


Breastfeeding helps lay the foundations of a healthy life for a baby. It also makes a postive contribution to the health and wellbeing of mothers and whanau.

For more information on breastfeeding visit the Ministry of Health website.  

Children's Healthy Eating Guidelines

Find out why healthy eating is important, check food and nutrition guidelines, download a poster on serving sizes, and read tips on making healthy food appeal to children.

Understanding food labels

Food packages are legally required to display nutrition and ingredient information on their labels. Labels can help us make healthy choices however they can be difficult to understand as health claims and endorsements highlight information they want us to see. Find out how to read them for yourself...

Healthy menus, healthy venues – eating out with kids

Children’s restaurant meals are often unhealthy – high in fat, salt or sugar. Find out how to select more nutritious options and what to do if you aren’t satisfied....

Grandparents can help their grandchildren lead healthy lives

Find out how to give your grandchildren the best possible start in life.