Is there a minimum age for using the app?
We advise against using the app until your child’s at least 12 months old. Until that point, your child will it would be good typically be getting all the nutrients they need from breastmilk or formula.
Is there a maximum age for using the app?
The app can be used for children up to the age of 18.
How does the app calculate my child’s nutrition requirements?
The app makes a series of calculations based on your child’s age, weight, height, gender and activity level. It then suggests a recommended daily calorie intake that will help your child to grow at a healthy rate.
The app draws on official, government nutrition advice, including Department of Health guidance on mineral and vitamin requirements and Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) guidance on energy requirements.
Why is a nutrient requirement showing as zero?
For some age groups, it’s advised that certain vitamins and minerals are avoided. It’s recommended that children under four, for instance, avoid free sugar.
Where this is the case, the nutrient requirement will show as zero, for your child.
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