Laying foundations for a heathy future
The foundations for future health and wellbeing are laid in the crucial early years. Diet, obesity, physical activity, communication, cognitive development and oral health in later life all have roots in early childhood. Once established, it’s extremely challenging to reverse any negative impact from the early years on health – for example, data from Public Health England shows that just 1 in 20 children who are obese at age 5 will return to a healthy weight by age 11.
Learn more about the impact of the early years on future health