Food is the main energy supply for growth, movement and repairing the body. From birth, living things start growing, gaining weight and changing. Babies must move on from soft food to solid food. Their teeth are already positioned under the gum waiting to emerge when they are just six months old.

First broadcast:
8 October 2007

In a topic about ourselves or healthy eating, children could view this clip to help them to understand the important role food plays in our health and development. Children could draw a mini life cycle of a child from baby to toddler and annotate it with facts about the importance of milk as a baby but the need to move on to solid food to gain additional nutrients for sustained growth and development.