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Sugar Smart Competition

Did you know children are having 3 times more sugar than they should be! It is important to limit the amount of sugar that young children eat. Too much sugar can lead to a build up of harmful fat inside our bodies that we cant see This fat sits around our vital organs, can cause…

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Wellbeing and Nutrition Bronze Award – Firuja Begum

Well done to Firuja Begum, a childminder who recently achieved the Early Start Wellbeing and Nutrition Bronze award! This is a huge achievement for Firuja as she is the first childminder in Newham to receive the award. Firuja has recently extended her nutrition knowledge by attending our Tier 1 and 2 training sessions. Firuja has…

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National Smile Month Competition 2018

Oral health plays an important role in the general health and wellbeing of children. Tooth decay is largely preventable however, it remains the most common oral disease affecting children and young people. It can impact on children’s eating habits, smiling and sleeping. Latest figures from Public Health England revealed a child in England has a…

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Wellbeing and Nutrition Award Pancake Competition – The Results

Aim To promote health and wellbeing amongst children and families Linked to Criteria 7 of the Health Award. Staff provide children with the opportunity to learn about different types of food in the context of a balanced diet. Refer to the Early Years Foundation Stage Statutory Framework. 1.5, 1.9 What We Wanted to See Creativity and…

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Cooking Activity – Pancake Tuesday

Pancake Tuesday Aims Children have the opportunity to learn about different types of food in the context of a balanced diet. Support children to make healthy food choices Resources/Ingredients Tables/chairs Cooking materials – bowls/spoons/blunt knives A recipe Fruits and vegetables – some from our growing garden Description: As part of our weekly activities the children…

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Nursery World Show 2018

Early Start are looking forward to attending the Nursery World Show on the 2nd and 3rd February. You can come and meet the Wellbeing and Nutrition team and the Learning and Development team at Stand H2. We will be sharing information on the nutrition support available to your early years setting and launching our new online…

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Well Done Georgia!

Well done to Georgia Leech (RNutr), our Senior Nutritionist, on achieving full registration with the Association for Nutrition (AfN). The Association for Nutrition governs the UK Voluntary Register of Nutritionists (UKVRN) to distinguish nutrition practitioners who meet rigorously applied training, competence and professional practice criteria. Georgia has demonstrated evidence-based best practice through her work and…

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The All Party Parliamentary Group on a Fit and Healthy Childhood

Edwina and Georgia are members of the All Party Parliamentary Group for a Fit and Healthy Childhood, contributing to a number of reports. Our contribution to the group has been recognised by Helen Clarke, Chair of the Working Group. Maternal Obesity, June 2017 Physical Education, October 2016 Helen Clark: Lead Author for The All Party…

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Physical Activity Competition – The Results are in!

Aim: Physical activity amongst children in your setting, linking in with the families and staff Link in with criteria point 4 of the Health Award. ‘Staff understand the importance of physical activity and encourage children in the setting to be active.’ Refer to the Early Years Foundation Stage Statutory Framework. 1.5. What We Wanted to See:…

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Wellbeing and Nutrition Bronze Award Achieved!

We would like to congratulate and say a big well done to the first Newham Nursery setting to achieve the Bronze Wellbeing and Nutrition Award, Little Butterflies. Laura and the whole setting have engaged positively in our training and put steps in place to build on good practice and set targets for the future. The…

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