New perspectives on first foods, complementary feeding and obesity

Governors Hall, St Thomas' Hospital, Westminster Bridge Road, London 28 April 2015


While the determining factors of childhood obesity are complex, what, when and how parents feed their infants in early life can contribute to the development of childhood obesity.

At a recent BNF conference, ‘New perspectives on first foods, complementary feeding* and obesity’, experts presented scientific evidence relating to the relationship between early years feeding and childhood obesity, highlighting the influence that baby-led feeding, early and repeated exposure to vegetables, and the timing of first foods may have on obesity risk, among important areas of focus for health professionals and parents.

To download the key findings of the proceedings, visit