Toddler Nutrition Blogs

Vegan Breakfast Muffins

In this months #EatInWithEarlyStart video, Georgia creates these healthy Vegan breakfast muffins! This is a fantastic recipe to make with your little ones as they’ll love to weigh out and stir together the ingredients. It’s also a great recipe to help add more variety at breakfast times! Visit our YouTube channel to see the full…

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Breakfast Ideas for Little Ones

It’s important to remember that the word breakfast literally means breaking our fast. We don’t typically eat through the night so our bodies have gone for a long period of time without fuel. Eating in the morning helps provide energy for both our brain and body. In fact, research shows that eating breakfast can improve…

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Toddler Infographics

The following infographics produced by the Early Start Nutrition team can be downloaded or used on your social media accounts. The infographics are a useful way to highlight important health and wellbeing messages and can be linked to health promotion themes in your setting/place of work. Download your copy here now! Download your copy here…

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Which Milk Should I Offer My Toddler?

It is important to ensure your child gets enough fluid across the day and this can be achieved by offering six to eight drinks (each 100 to 150ml). You may find they need more fluids in warm weather or when exercising. The best drinks for children are milk and water. Water should be offered across…

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Is a vegan diet suitable for young children?

A number of food trends have become popular over the last few years, including a shift towards a vegan diet. According to Google searches, interest in the vegan diet has increased seven fold in the five years between 2014 and 2019. It now gets almost four times more interest than vegetarian and gluten free searches….

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Tooth Friendly drinks and snacks

In this months blog we wanted to share some of our top tips to help keep children’s teeth and smiles happy! It’s so important to look after children’s teeth as soon as they break through. Children’s first teeth (milk teeth) start to appear from around six months of age, however, it can be earlier or later too. Children…

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Encouraging Healthy Habits Part 2: Fruits and Vegetables

This weeks blog, part 2 of our 4 part series, will provide you with information and guidance on how to include a variety of fruits and vegetables both across your early years menu and at family mealtimes. Current UK guidance on fruits and vegetables In the UK, adults and children over the age of one…

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Encouraging Healthy Habits Part 1: Starchy Foods

This weeks blog, part 1 of a 4 part series, provides guidance on how to include suitable starchy carbohydrates as part of your early years menu and family mealtimes. Part 2 to 4 will explore the remaining Eatwell Guide food groups. What is the current UK guidance on starchy foods? It is recommended that toddlers…

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Change4Life New Campaign

The New Year brings with it the promise of new resolutions! While it can be a great time to make changes, it’s important to make changes at a time that works well for you and your family (as it means your more likely stick to them!). Change4Life have launched a new campaign to help support…

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Portion Size Guide for Adults and Children

Adults and children need energy and nutrients to carry out everyday tasks and to maintain a healthy weight. Nearly a third of children aged two to 15 are currently overweight in the UK. A healthy lifestyle can help to reduce our risk of diseases such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke and some cancers….

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