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Tackling the Impact of High Sugar Intakes in the Early Years

It’s important that children develop patterns of healthy eating from an early age, both at home and in early years settings, to promote positive attitudes and enjoyment of good food into adulthood. Over the course of the day children should be offered 3 main meals and 2-3 small healthy snacks. This will ensure they’re meeting…

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Choosing Healthier Fats

While some fat in our diet is essential, as a nation, we are generally eating too much. All types of fat are high in calories and too much saturated fat can increase the amount of cholesterol  in your blood, which in turn can increase your risk of developing coronary heart disease. We’ve written this blog to…

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Top tips to increase your Iron intake

Iron is an important mineral as it supports our growth and development and plays a vital role in producing healthy red blood cells. These are essential in transferring oxygen around the body. Iron also plays an important role in several other bodily functions including muscle function, supporting the immune system and in enzyme reactions. The…

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Wellbeing and Nutrition Award Pancake Competition!

Pancake Competition Aim To promote health and wellbeing amongst children and families Linked to Criteria 7 of the Health Award. Staff provide children with the opportunity to learn about different types of food in the context of a balanced diet. Refer to the Early Years Foundation Stage Statutory Framework. 1.5, 1.9 What We Would Like…

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Breaking Bad….Sedentary Habits

This weeks blog is inspired by the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Winter Games.   From Curling to Alpine skiing, seeing Athletes achieve their goals and have fun along the way can inspire the next UK generations to participate in sport and activities they enjoy! In this weeks blog we’ll be discussing how you as early years practitioners…

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Introducing Solid Foods

Good nutrition and healthy eating is important for everyone. It is especially important in the early years as children have very specific energy and nutrient requirement; as it is a time of rapid growth and development. With an increasing amount of information available online, parents can often receive mixed messages about when to start introducing solid…

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Eating Well at Work

Eating well and enjoying a healthy lifestyle can help us feel our best and make a big difference to our long-term health. The average full time employee works an average of 37.4 hours per week. It is important to ensure we have a healthy work life balance, so why not make a change today? We…

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