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Evelina London backs NHS Introducing Solid Foods Campaign

Last updated: Monday, 20 February 2023

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Evelina London is backing a new NHS campaign providing parents with support and advice on introducing their babies to solid food.

The Department for Health and Social Care’s Better Health Start for Life - Introducing Solid Foods campaign provides:

  • essential ‘Weaning 101’ advice and support on when you should start introducing solid foods
  • information on why it’s important to wait until around 6 months to introduce solid foods and what to feed your baby

To support parents, a dedicated weaning hub is available on the Better Health Start for Life website offering support and advice during what can be a confusing time. The weaning hub is packed with NHS-endorsed advice, videos and tips, plus simple, healthy recipes, it puts everything parents need to know in one place. Visit the NHS website

Evelina London also provides parents of children aged 0-5 living in Lambeth and Southwark with free standalone HENRY workshops on a range of topics including starting solids, fussy eating, healthy drinks for young children and eating well for less. We also deliver eight-week HENRY healthy families: right from the start programmes to families with children under the age of five years old. 

Monica Sherry, Head of Nursing for Evelina London’s children’s community services said: “The NHS recommends that most parents should wait until their baby is around 6 months old before they start introducing solid foods. Despite this, lots of parents wonder when they should start and what they should feed their baby. We encourage parents and carers in Lambeth and Southwark to check out the helpful resources available through the Introducing Solid Food campaign and to attend one of our free HENRY workshops, either in person or online.”

See details of our upcoming HENRY workshops.

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