Early Years Guidance Blogs

How to Support Children who are Fussy Eaters

We know children need a healthy varied diet to support growth and development, and while there may be a wide range of foods on offer at home and in early years setting, children can be fussy about what they eat. The good news is, fussy eating is extremely common, affecting around half of all children,…

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Tackling the Impact of High Sugar Intakes in the Early Years

It’s important that children develop patterns of healthy eating from an early age, both at home and in early years settings, to promote positive attitudes and enjoyment of good food into adulthood. Over the course of the day children should be offered 3 main meals and 2-3 small healthy snacks. This will ensure they’re meeting…

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Menu Planning Considerations for Early Years Settings

Did you know that childcare providers are supplying an increasing proportion of the total food eaten by children in their care? Children in full day care are receiving up to 90% of their daily requirements for energy and it is essential for settings to provide healthy nutritious foods to ensure children can achieve their nutrient…

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The Importance of Teaching Children to Cook

It’s important children are given the opportunity to cook, explore and enjoy food from an early age. We know that developing healthy eating habits, and an interest in food from an early age can help promote lifelong positive attitudes and enjoyment of good food and cooking. Cooking is a fantastically fun and engaging way for…

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