Healthy eating for all ages

In our quest to eat healthily, we need to take into account that we need different foods at certain times of our lives – for example, a pre-schooler and an elderly woman have vastly different food requirements because the youngster is growing and very active, while the ageing process causes us to slow down.

The pages listed below contain information on the food and drinks we need during each of the main life stages. They are based on the New Zealand Nutrition Guidelines, with some handy tips for helping you achieve healthy, balanced eating at any age.

Infants & Toddlers




Pregnancy & Breastfeeding

Older Adults

Page reviewed February 2013