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Helen is a registered public health nutritionist and dietitian with over 30 years experience in human nutrition, research, policy development and teaching. Helen is currently director of the public health nutrition charity First Steps Nutrition Trust and is honorary research fellow at the Centre for Food Policy, City University.

First Steps Nutrition Trust is an independent charity that provides expert, evidence based resources on nutrition from pre-conception to five years and which has no commercial links. Helen is also on a WHO group looking at marketing of foods for infants and children, lobbies at CODEX for standards for foods for infants and children worldwide, and is on NICE panels on maternal and infant nutrition and Healthy Start vitamins.

Helen supports a range of NGO on nutrition and sustainable food issues and has recently written a resource to support early years settings and families supporting parents with infants and children on a vegan diet. You can access all the work as free pdf at www.firststepsnutrition.org.

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