Shortlist Announced for the Newham Community Nutrition Awards

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 their practice.

Working in partnership with early year’s settings, we want to ensure that all children have the opportunity to achieve a healthy weight and healthy smile. However, more and more evidence is showing the negative impact of poor availability of healthy and affordable food on children’s weight and oral health. That’s why we’re celebrating the achievements of early year’s staff who ensure children have the opportunity to learn about food, make healthy choices and create a positive environment to support readiness for school.

Our objective is to highlight the successes in supporting all children in Newham to have access to meals, snacks and drinks that are healthy, balanced and nutritious. We will be recognising early year’s settings with menus in-line with the Eat Better Start Better guidelines and those that celebrate children’s cultural and dietary needs. We will be reviewing settings approach to policy development, partnership working with parents and creating an eating environment to develop children’s social skills. We will have special guests to present the awards including Rokhsana Fiaz, Mayor London Borough Of Newham.


We’ll be awarding early years settings and staff in the following categories:

  • Nutrition Display Board of the Year
  • Nutrition Activity of the Year
  • Well-being Initiative of the Year
  • Outstanding Baby Friendly Environment
  • Practitioner of the Year- putting nutrition at the heart of their practice
  • Menu of the Year *
  • Outstanding Nutrition Provision *

* Early Start Nutrition we’ll be choosing the Outstanding Nutrition Provision and Menu of the Year awards, but all other categories will be open to you for nominations.

 


Nutrition Display Board of the Year – Shortlist Announced

The Nutrition Display Board of the Year will promote key nutrition messages that support children, families and staff to learn about how to achieve a healthy and balanced diet. The display will promote simple evidence based nutrition messages that are easy for families to understand and build into their routine. The winning display will be colourful, interactive and engaging! 

Shortlist:

Beckton and Royal Docks Children’s Centre

Koli Miah, Rebecca Cheetham Children’s Centre

Amina Dhinbil, Plaistow Children’s Centre

Honey Kaur, Honey’s Childcare 

 


Nutrition Activity of the Year – Shortlist Announced

The winning activity will provide children and/or families with a positive and enjoyable experience to learn about food. There should be clear learning about food objectives that are suitable for the age and ability of the children in the setting. Activities should encourage children to try a wide range of foods and include home learning links for families. Activities can range from gardening to cooking to education visits to supermarkets.

Shortlist:

Canberra preschool room, The Alphabet House Nursery School East Ham Branch

Sefali Begum, Plaistow Children’s Centre

Honey Kaur, Honey’s Childcare

Apple Tree (Obelele) Nursery

 


Well-being Initiative of the Year – Shortlist Announced

The winners of our well-being initiative of the year will be actively embedding activities into their settings routine. There should be a clear objective for the initiative and evidence that it is supporting children and/or families to make/ maintain a healthy lifestyle. 

Shortlist:

Didsbury toddler room, The Alphabet House Nursery School East Ham Branch

Elzbieta Jankowska-Dunaj, Flower Girl Childcare Ltd

Early Start Education, Shrewsbury and Susan Lawrence

Abida Bobat, St. Stephen’s Children’s Centre

 


Outstanding Baby Friendly Environment – Shortlist Announced

Our Outstanding Baby Friendly Environment award winners will understand the importance of ensuring staff follow the UNICEF Baby Friendly principles around infant feeding and support families in safely feed their babies. You’ll have worked on developing your infant feeding policy, which supports families with feeding and developing close, loving relationships, ensuring that all babies get the best possible start in life. Staff actively use and signpost families to evidenced based information and support services. Staff working with children under 1 will have completed our Food and Nutrition for Infants training.

Shortlist:

Canberra baby room, The Alphabet House Nursery School East Ham Branch

Moksliukas Nursery

 


Practitioner of the Year- putting nutrition at the heart of their practice – Shortlist Announced

Our Practitioner of the Year will be someone who works hard to advocate, promote and support children and families to understand the importance of good food and nutrition. A staff member who has lead on the roll out of a nutrition initiative or someone who has supported individual families.

Shortlist:

Nurray Shoukri, Beckton and Royal Docks Children’s Centre

Koli Miah, Rebecca Cheetham Children’s Centre

Elzbieta Jankowska-Dunaj, Flower Girl Childcare Ltd

Abida Bobat, St. Stephen’s Children’s Centre

 


Menu of the Year – Shortlist Announced

Our menu of the year will be awarded to the setting who plans their menus in line with the Eat Better Start Better voluntary food and drink guidelines. The menus will consider the cultural and dietary needs of children. We are looking for menus that include a variety of tastes, colours and textures of food.

Shortlist:

Early Start Education – Shrewsbury and Susan Lawrence

Little Diamonds Ltd

Little Amber Nursery

The Alphabet House Nursery School East Ham and Beckton Branch


Outstanding Nutrition Provision – The winner will be announced on the night!

Our final award of the night be will awarded to the setting that puts nutrition at the heart of their practice.

This setting will ensure their children have access to meals, snacks and drinks that celebrate children’s cultural and dietary needs and lead the way with standards of excellence seen in their nutrition knowledge, quality of menus and support for children to learn about food in fun and creative ways.

 

 


Event Details

DateFriday 14th February 2020

Time18:30-20:30

VenueThe Hall, 2 Victory Parade, East Village, Stratford, E20 1GF – Click here for a map of the venue!

 Schedule

  • 18:30 Welcome reception with a selection of drinks and nibbles
  • 19:00 Awards ceremony and a word from our guest speakers 
  • 19:45  Networking
  • 20:30 Close

Getting to the Venue

Public Transport

The venue is easily accessible by public transport and only a short walk from the following stations:

  • Stratford International (DLR)- 6 minute walk
  • Stratford Station-12 minute walk

Car:

There is very limited parking around the venue. If you plan to drive then we advise parking in one of the following car parks:


Confirmed Guest Speakers

  • Rokhsana Fiaz, Mayor London Borough Of Newham
  • Phil Royal, The All Party Parliamentary Group, A Fit and Health Childhood
  • The Dental Wellness Trust
  • Hazel Jones, Infant Feeding Coordinator Newham
  • Georgia Leech, Senior Nutritionist, Early Start Group Ltd

We can’t wait to see you all there for a great night of celebrations!

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