Nutrition News

Spiced Carrot and Lentil Soup

In this months #EatInWithEarlyStart video, Georgia creates one of our favourite winter warmers Spiced Carrot and Lentil Soup. This is a fantastic recipe to make in bulk as it can easily be frozen and taken out on busy evenings when you have less time to cook. It is really easy to make and is packed full…

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Gingerbread Cookies

In this months #EatInWithEarlyStart video, Edwina creates one of our favourite Christmas recipes ‘Gingerbread cookies‘ This is a fantastic recipe to make with your little ones as they’ll love cutting out their favourite shapes with their cookie cutters and decorating once baked! These cookies make a great snack at Christmas time or can be served as…

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Newham Community Nutrition Awards – Celebrating Success in the Early Years

Newham Community Nutrition Awards- Celebrating Success in the Early Years To shine a spotlight on the fantastic work that’s taken place over the last year, we’re hosting our first celebration event! Join the Early Start Nutrition team for an evening of celebrations to honour early year’s settings who are putting nutrition at the heart of…

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Supervised Tooth Brushing Programme

Susan Lawrence Nursery are taking part in the Supervised Tooth Brushing programme which supports children in their setting on a daily basis to brush their teeth for two minutes using a fluoride toothpaste. Following training and support from the Dental Wellness Trust the nursery are successfully supporting children and their families to learn the importance…

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Sugar Smart September

This September sees the return of the Sugar Smart campaign which encourages local authorities, organisations, workplaces and individuals to reduce the amount of free sugar we eat and drink. Did you know that children are having over 2 times more sugar than they should be?! They’re getting half their sugar intake from sugary snacks and…

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Weaning Textures

If you are about to start on your baby’s exciting weaning journey you may have lots of questions on what type of food to offer. There is so much information available which can often be overwhelming and sometimes contradictory. We hope to answer some of your questions relating to textures in this blog. When to…

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Nursery World Show North 2019 – Recipes

Nursery World Show North 2019 Georgia and Jamie were delighted to be at Nursery World Show North 2019! It was fantastic too speak with so many early years practitioners and managers on Saturday and thank you to the number of people who attended our live cooking demo and talks, we were pleased to see full…

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Nursery World North 2019

If you are attending Nursery World North 2019 plan a visit to the Early Start Nutrition Team at the Nutrition Zone on the 11th May for two sessions. As nutrition experts Georgia and Jamie will be recreating their favourite recipes and discussing ways to encourage children to cook and learn about food in your early…

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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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