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Celebrations in Early Years Settings

Your Early Years Setting is a fantastic place to celebrate events and special occasions, such as birthday’s, Christmas, Eid and Diwali.  Here at Early Start Nutrition, we’ve worked with lots of settings to support them in planning events, so we want to share some of our favourite ideas with you! Celebrating Birthdays It’s normal for…

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Feed Your Family On A Budget

The increase in the cost of living is affecting a lot of families, and many of us are making cut-backs  in a bid to save money. In this blog we discuss tips on how to save money on food and feed your family on a budget. Feed Your Family On A Budget- Planning Plan your…

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Fussy Eating in Toddlers and Top Tips to Help

Fussy eating in toddlers is common 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 anyone helping to look after your child (such as their nursery or childminder). There are lots of strategies that you can…

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Supplement Recommendations During Pregnancy

During pregnancy, eating a healthy and varied diet will help you to get most of the vitamins and minerals that you need.  You can find more about How to Eat Well During your Pregnancy by clicking to our blog here (opens in new tab). You will however need to take some supplements during pregnancy to…

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The Daily Mile – Early Years

We’ve been successfully delivering The Daily Mile (opens in new tab) at Early Years settings in Newham since 2019! Children are encouraged to run/jog/toddle for 15 mins daily as part of their free play. The Daily Mile is not competitive, there is no need to be sporty and children can set their own pace for…

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Foods to Avoid During Pregnancy

It’s important to eat a range of nutritious foods throughout your pregnancy, but there are some foods that you’re advised to either limit or avoid. This is mainly due to certain foods increasing your risk of food poisoning. So in this blog we’ll explore the foods you need to both limit and avoid, to help…

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How to Eat Well During Your Pregnancy

A healthy balanced diet is important for our health at any stage of life, but it’s especially important to eat well during your pregnancy. This is to ensure that both you and your developing baby get the energy and nutrients that you need. The good news is, you don’t need to follow a special diet…

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Food Policy Guidance for Early Years Settings

What is a food policy? A food policy for early years settings is a written document and a public statement, enabling you, your staff, children and their parents/carers to understand your commitment to the provision of healthy, balanced and nutritious food and drink. It’s an opportunity to highlight your settings eating environment and approach to…

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Seasonal Vegetables and Fruit

Veg Power (opens in new tab) has launched an appeal to get us all eating more seasonal vegetables (and fruit) to support food producers and reduce food waste Let’s take a look at more of the benefits of eating seasonal vegetables and fruit.  Seasonal vegetables and fruit are typically of a higher quality and flavour…

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Example recipes: Breakfast- Porridge with chopped dates, sliced orange and natural yoghurt. Lunch/ Tea- Spiced lamb koftas with chickpeas, peppers sticks, pitta bread and yoghurt. Pudding- fruit scones with cream cheese and strawberries. Snacks- hard boiled egg fingers with mashed avocado.

Child-Friendly Recipes and Cooking Activities

In this blog we bring together all of our favourite child-friendly recipes and cooking activities and put them into free handy activity cards/ recipe videos. Each recipe outlines the ingredients that you’ll need and a detailed step-by-step guide on how to create it. Most of our recipes use simple ingredients and only require basic kitchen…

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