Eating is a major concern for all parents, from when they are babies to all they way to adulthood. Are we providing them with the right nutrients, are they eating enough, or are they eating too much. Getting the balance with busy lives can be very hard. Encouraging a good relationship with food is a big part of parenting. Children tend to learn from parents or carers and eating is a big part of everyone's lives so the routines we learn early on help children throughout their lives.
Children are taught a great deal about food in school and how being healthy includes eating a varied diet and encouraging children to try new foods.
Some children do have problems with eating and their relationship with food is not easy.
As parents or carers with children who may be struggling or you are worried about your child. There are organisations that can help. You can talk to your school nurse who will offer you advice and guidance.
First Steps Derbyshire offers support to people affected by eating disorders. Learn about eating disorders, what help is out there and how to support your child.
NEDA - National Eating Disorder Agency provides a wealth of knowledge and expertise advice and guidance for you if you think your child has signs of an eating disorder, find help, advice, guidance, recommended reading, research, screening tools and so much more.