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Christmas Advent Calendar Door Number 1

Nutrition Advent Calendar

Welcome to our Nutrition Advent Calendar. For the whole of December you can open the door to our favourite festive treats. Each morning you’ll find a new recipe hiding behind our interactive advent calendar! Once you click on the door you’ll be taken to our festive recipe cards which you can download to recreate the…

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Two boys making pizzas in school

Reducing Sugar in Children’s Meals and Snacks

Eating well is important in the early years, as it helps children to establish healthy eating behaviours which supports their growth, development and learning. Supporting children to eat a wide variety of foods helps them to develop good eating habits which they can take with them into their school years and beyond. In this blog…

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Baby Breakfast

Baby Breakfast Ideas

Baby Breakfast Ideas In this blog we are taking a look at our favourite baby breakfast ideas! Breakfast is a great time to provide your little one with a variety of foods and to support them to get used to a range of tastes and textures. You can find out more about the when and…

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Halloween Recipe Ideas

As you 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 Halloween recipe ideas (and bad Halloween puns, sorry!). Halloween is often a time where children have a lot of sugary foods, such as sweets and chocolate. And while it’s fine…

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Children eating breakfast

Breakfast in Your Early Years Setting

Research shows that eating breakfast in your early years setting has positive effects on children’s concentration, supporting their morning learning, as well providing energy until their next snack or mealtime. It’s important that your setting views breakfast as equally important as other meals and snacks. The morning meal plays an important role in providing children…

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Family Breakfast Ideas

A nutritious breakfast is a great way to fuel the start of your day. We know mornings can be a busy time for most families, so we’ve put together some of our favourite quick and tasty recipes! What should I do if my little one doesn’t like to eat breakfast? Lots of adults and children…

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Muslim mother accessing breastfeeding support on her phone

Feeding Baby at Nursery

As a nursery or childminding setting, you play a central role in feeding babies and establishing healthy eating habits from an early age. Your staff are also well placed to provide baby feeding information to families, due to the frequency of contact you have with them. It’s really important for your setting to have an…

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Eating Well as a New Mum

Congratulations on becoming a mum! No doubt you’ll be adapting to a new way of life and routine with your new arrival. While you’ll be busy trying to meet your baby’s needs, it’s essential that you continue to look after yourself. This can be a little easier said than done, as a new baby requires…

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Teacher showing two children how to make bread. The two children are weaning an apron and chef hat and handling a flour mixture

Food Based Activities for Children

There are so many benefits to providing early years children with opportunities to cook and learn about food. Food based activities for children can have the following benefits: Supports children to try new foods– they become familiar with the sensory properties of foods, such as smell, taste and texture Positive food exposure– can help to…

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Selection of Healthy Food

Nutrition and Fertility

We often get asked about nutrition for fertility, so in this blog we’ll take a look at healthy eating to support overall health and well-being. Can nutrition affect fertility? There are many factors that can affect your chances of getting pregnant and it’s not just down to food alone. It can be affected by age,…

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