While the team have missed seeing everyone in our classroom sessions this year, we’ve been delighted to see so many early years teams complete our online training. We have been busy developing new resources for parents and are delighted to receive the CN Award for Nutrition Resource of the Year 2020, for our work in developing innovative resources.
We are thrilled to announce that we are finalists for THREE upcoming nutrition awards!
The 18th National NMT Nursery Awards 2020 – Nursery Training and Development Award
We are excited to be one for the finalists for the ‘Nursery Training and Development Award‘. It’s an honour to be shortlisted in this category. Staff attending our training have reported feeling inspired and motivated to apply the knowledge to their day to day practice. Early years practitioner reported feeling more confident to have conversations with children at mealtimes which helps to build children’s awareness of how to make healthy choices.
Nursery World Awards 2020 -Individuals Trainer of the Year
We are delighted to be one for the finalists for the ‘Individuals – Trainer of the Year’ award. We love delivering training and are thrilled to be shortlisted in this category. We fully understand the key role nutrition plays in improving the health and well-being outcomes for children. When delivering training we want to support Early Years staff to build on their nutrition knowledge to ensure it’s embedded in their practice.
Caroline Walker Trust Awards 2020 – Media Food Campaigner of the Year
We are extremely honoured to be nominated for the CWT Media Food Campaigner of the Year 2020! This year more than ever, it has been imperative to ensure families are supported to access practical evidence based guidance and we hope our social media accounts have provided a source of positivity during this time.
2020 CN Award for Nutrition Resource of the Year
The Early Start Nutrition team are proud to have been recognised with the 2020 CN Award for Nutrition Resource of the Year.* We received the nomination for our pioneering social media approach including on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. The team were praised for developing accessible online nutrition resources for parents who were finding it challenging during the pandemic. Our resources helped families and professionals to have access to a range of courses, recipe ideas and lots of free advice on weaning babies, fussy eating strategies and much more.
What it means to the team
We feel honoured to receive the award which is extra special as the votes have come from the CN Magazine readers. The team work extremely hard to develop resources that have a positive impact on health and well-being and it is fantastic to receive recognition from the CN Team who continually ensure the latest evidence based nutrition information is easily accessible. Working at the heart of communities in East London for over 20 years the priority is to ensure that all children have equal opportunities to receive ample nutrition and recognise the early years as a key time to build foundations that support children to be healthier.
We received our award at the 2020 CN Virtual Awards Ceremony (very 2020)! We look forward to continuing to provide award wining resources and keeping you up to date with the latest evidence based nutrition guidelines. You can check out the awards ceremony here (we are about 2:30 min into the recording).
Early Years Support
We have developed a number of free resources for families including webinars, e-guides and blogs. You can check them out here!
Keep up to date on our work across our social media accounts: