All children need to eat a variety of foods to achieve a balanced diet that is essential for growth and good health. Some children who are not growing well or who have certain medical conditions may need extra calories and protein in their diet
Sugary foods such as biscuits, cakes, sweets & chocolate, ice cream should be limited to after meals rather than snacks. Choose no added sugar drinks such as milk or water and avoid fizzy drinks.
Sugar is harmful to your child's teeth - aim to brush their teeth twice a day and visit the dentist regularly.
Between-meal snack ideas
Small energy dense snacks can be useful to boost nutritional intake but avoid within one hour of meals, as they may reduce their appetite: