Early-life Nutritional Programming

Babies are conceived and born with DNA, a unique set of genes that stay the same throughout their lives. The latest science, however, suggests that this genetic blueprint only accounts for, at most, 20% of their future health.

We now know that the way your baby’s genes express themselves comes down to their ‘programming’. Studies have shown that the right environment, from conception, throughout pregnancy, and until toddlerhood, can help shape their long-term health.  

In other words, by providing the right nutrition and lifestyle during this critical window, you can help 'program' your baby's genes to express themselves in positive ways.

The positive effects on long-term health

By providing your child with the right nutrition and lifestyle you can:

  • influence their metabolism, which may contribute to reducing their risk of being overweight or obese;
  • influence their brain development and future brain health;
  • help build a robust immune system; and
  • help reduce their risk of developing allergies and non-communicable diseases, such as heart disease and diabetes later in life

With Early-life Nutritional Programming you can help give your child the best possible start for a healthier future.

The importance of mum’s health

In addition to their environment, including lifestyle and nutrition, the other important factor in a baby's future health is you.

As most mums know, eating well and staying healthy prior to conception, during pregnancy, and while breastfeeding gives growing babies a good start in life. But recent research has found that a mother’s health has a much deeper and longer lasting impact on her baby than once thought.

Drawing on evidence from mums and babies around the world, scientists now understand that good nutrition in early life contributes significantly to positive health outcomes later in life.

This means that, in addition to your child’s nutrition from birth to toddlerhood, your pre-natal diet and lifestyle can have a significant impact on their future health.

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