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First Steps Nutrition Trust is an independent public health nutrition charity that provides information and resources to support eating well from pre-conception to five years.



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Baby foods in the UK

A review of commercially produced jars and pouches of baby foods marketed in the UK

This new report looks at commercially produced baby foods marketed for infants under 12 months of age in the UK by the four largest manufacturers. It considers how well these support our guidance on introduction of solids and looks at composition, cost, texture and ingredients. We also compare some homemade versions of baby food with commercially bought ones and provide answers to some FAQ that health professionals may be asked about these products.


Our Resources:

logo Are put together by nutrition experts, are regularly updated and are reviewed by policy makers, health professionals, independent experts and users

logo Can be used in UNICEF Baby Friendly settings

logo Are available as free pdf downloads and can be used by anyone in their work promoting better public health

Our Mission

logo To ensure that everyone working to support mums-to-be and young families has access to independent, expert and practical 'eating well' resources.

logo We provide up-to-date information on infant milks for sale in the UK, promote eating well sustainably, manage the Action on Additives campaign and support the welfare food scheme through the Healthy Start Alliance.



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