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In the second of a two-part series on pre-term babies, Anne O'Connor considers what practitioners need to know in order to provide quality support to children and families.

In the second article of a two-part series on weaning, Nicole Weinstein considers ideas for meeting the energy and nutrient needs of infants aged seven to 12 months, through a range of food.

In the first of a two-part series on pre-term babies, Anne O’Connor takes a look at new research that sheds a light on the extent to which early birth affects children in later life

How can nurseries meet the nutritional needs of babies when they move from breast milk or infant formula to complementary foods? In the first of two articles on weaning, Nicole Weinstein looks at the introduction of solid food at six months old.

A staff development project has been improving support for families affected by substance misuse. Ruth Thomson takes a closer look.

Birthdays and celebrations provide a challenge when it comes to healthy eating. Nicole Weinstein considers how to get the balance right.

What are the signs of developmental co-ordination disorder, and how can we help children who have it? Dyspraxia Foundation chair Michele Lee explains.

Healthy snacks are an important part of a child's diet, but what should settings include to make sure they are varied and nutritious? Nicole Weinstein offers some assistance.

Research shows that iodine deficiency in pregnant women can impair a child's cognitive development. Ruth Thomson examines the impacts of the deficiency and outlines what can be done to prevent it.

Food allergies such as dairy or egg present a challenge for nurseries, but by working with parents practitioners can ensure children's nutritional needs are well met, says Annette Rawstrone.