Diet & Nutrition


When compared to their classmates born fullterm, primary aged children who were born premature or spent significant time in the NICU as a newborn have a higher chance of problems in relation to diet and nutrition.

This can present itself in a number of ways such as food aversion and eating concerns, dental and palate issues and a deficiency in vital minerals such as iron.

Eating well and absorbing vital nutrients from healthy food is important to your childs development and can impact their performance at school. Understanding and helping to overcome any challenges due to their prematurity, at this stage of their growth, will have both short term and long term impact to their health and wellbeing.

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