Toddler Nutrition Blogs

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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Overnight Oats 5 Ways

Breakfast, as we know, is an important meal and a great way to start the day. Along with providing us with energy, breakfast can be a good source of important nutrients such as calcium, iron and B vitamins as well as protein and fibre. Overnight oats are so simple to prepare and they are a…

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Take Care of YOUR 20 in 2020

Oral Health Week March 2020 Dental and oral hygiene is an area of great importance in Britain today. However, it is proven that dental pain caused by tooth decay is detrimental to school performance and that time off due to treatment and extractions is a major contributor to low school attendance figures! Why not incorporate…

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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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