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Delightfully Delicious Pancake Recipes

Pancake day is fast approaching (frankly we love to make pancakes all year round!), so we wanted to create a blog post to share our favourite pancake recipes. They’re quick to whip up, delightfully delicious and it’s super easy to vary your toppings! Making pancakes can also be a fun activity for the whole family,…

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Safety at Mealtimes for Infants and Toddlers – Gagging v’s Choking

“I’m worried my baby might choke if their food isn’t smooth” As parents, you may be nervous about introducing solid foods and worried about your little one gagging or choking. We want to support you to feel more confident at mealtimes and provide your with simple steps that you can follow to manage gagging and…

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Nutrition Advent Calendar

Christmas is one of the most wonderful times of the year! There’s lots of festive fun to be had in creating a range of recipes, that can be made by even the smallest of hands. This year we’re bringing together some of our favourite Christmas themed recipes, as part of our Nutrition Advent Calendar. For…

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Pear and Rhubarb Crumble

Desserts, puddings and cakes made with cereals (such as rice or oats), milk and fruit can be included as part of a healthy, balanced diet for young children. We are excited to share one of our favourite puddings which meet these guidelines. Our Pear and Rhubarb crumble has no added sugar and is packed full…

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Halloween Treats

It’s hard to believe, but Halloween is just around the corner! As you’ll probably know, we love creating themed recipes here at Early Start Nutrition, so we’ve decided to bring you a blog full of spook-tacular recipes (and bad Halloween puns!). Halloween is often a time where children have a lot of sugary foods, such…

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What can you do to increase the uptake of Healthy Start?

What is Healthy Start? Healthy Start is the UK’s food welfare scheme for pregnant women and young children in low-income families. The scheme is there to help families who are most in need of this support. Families can access FREE vouchers to spend on fresh, frozen and tinned fruit and vegetables, fresh, dried and tinned…

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Fussy eating strategies for families

Fussy eating is common among toddlers and considered a normal part of their development! However, if your little one is a fussy or picky eater, it can be a worrying time for you and other family members. There are lots of strategies that you can try at home, and in partnership with your childcare provider…

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Salmon Fish Cakes

In this months #EatInWithEarlyStart video, Edwina creates these easy Salmon Fish Cakes. This is the perfect recipe to include some oily fish in your diet. The recipe can be adapted to use fresh or tinned salmon and can be served with your favourite vegetables. The texture can also be adapted so you can service as…

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Vitamin D Requirements for Infants and Toddlers

Growing children need lots of energy and nutrients to support their growth and development and a good routine can help them to meet these requirements. Eating together as a family can support children to learn about and enjoy food. Offering three main meals, breakfast, lunch and tea is a great way of planning the variety…

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Fish fingers and potato wedges

In this months #EatInWithEarlyStart video, Edwina shares one of our favourite Friday night ‘fakeaways’. This is the perfect recipe to prepare and enjoy as a family. The kids will have lots of messy fun with this recipe. We set up a little production line for dipping the fish in flour, egg and breadcrumbs. You can choose…

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