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Reaching consensus on a ‘vegetables first’ approach to complementary feeding

Chambers, L; Hetherington, M; Cooke, L; Coulthard, H; Fewtrell, M; Emmett, P; Lowdon, J; ... Stanner, S; + view all (2016) Reaching consensus on a ‘vegetables first’ approach to complementary feeding. Nutrition Bulletin , 41 (3) pp. 270-276. 10.1111/nbu.12220. Green open access

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Abstract

On 5 May 2016, the British Nutrition Foundation (BNF) invited leading infant feeding experts to discuss and debate the strength of the evidence base on a ‘vegetables first’ approach to complementary feeding. Consensus was reached on the translation of the science into practical messages for parents/carers. In particular, it is known that familiarising infants with a variety of vegetables from the start of complementary feeding increases the likelihood that vegetables will be accepted throughout childhood, though currently in the UK vegetables tend not to be prioritised as first foods. Infant feeding guidance could include recommendations to offer tastes of a variety of vegetables when complementary feeding begins, as a first step in the transition from milk to solid foods, so that liking and acceptance are established during this early window of opportunity. This report describes the main themes emerging from the discussions and the specific messaging recommendations which could be included within infant feeding guidance.

Type: Article
Title: Reaching consensus on a ‘vegetables first’ approach to complementary feeding
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1111/nbu.12220
Publisher version: http://doi.org/10.1111/nbu.12220
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: complementary feeding, food preferences, fruit, infants,vegetables weaning
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > UCL GOS Institute of Child Health
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > UCL GOS Institute of Child Health > Population, Policy and Practice Dept
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10050861
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