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Wellbeing and Nutrition Award Pancake Competition – The Results

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 Wanted to See

  • Creativity and imagination in promoting healthy eating messages practically to children through food based activity
  • Incorporate healthy eating messages such as 5 a day
  • Incorporate skills  such as pouring, mixing and chopping

How

  • Develop a short session plan – with step by step instructions to making a healthy pancake
  • Ensure the pancake meets the EatWell Guide recommendations and is a healthy snack
  • Use of fruit and vegetables
  • Children have fun

Well done to everyone who took part in our ‘Wellbeing and Nutrition Award’ Pancake Competition!

We had some fantastic entries which made choosing the winner very difficult! When picking our winners we considered how:

✔Creative and imaginative they were

✔They incorporated healthy eating messages such as 5 a day

✔They incorporated skills such as pouring, mixing and chopping

We had a close tie between two setting so we have joint winners… drumroll please!

Early Start Wellbeing and Nutrition Competition Winner Picture

1st Placed Children’s Centre

Rebecca Cheetham Children’s Centre – well done!

The evidence you submitted highlighted how you incorporated all the key elements listed above and the children looked like they had a fantastic time creating healthy and fun pancakes.

Prize: We will present you with your Certificate at the next Nursery Managers forum. Please also let us know a date and topic for your Free workshop to be delivered by the Wellbeing and Nutrition Team!

Early Start Wellbeing and Nutrition Pancake Competition Entry 1Early Start Wellbeing and Nutrition Competition Entry 2Early Start Wellbeing and Nutrition Competition Entry 3

Early Start Wellbeing and Nutrition Competition Entry 4Early Start Wellbeing and Nutrition Competition Entry 5

Early Start Wellbeing and Nutrition Competition Winner

1st Placed Nursery

Apple Tree Nursery – well done!

The evidence you submitted highlighted how you incorporated all the key elements listed above and the children looked like they had a fantastic time creating healthy and fun pancakes.

Prize: We will present you with your Certificate at the next Nursery Managers forum. Please also let us know a date and topic for your Free workshop to be delivered by the Wellbeing and Nutrition Team!

Early Start Wellbeing and Nutrition Competition Entry 6Early Start Wellbeing and Nutrition Competition Entry 7

A special mention for the following settings who also created fantastic pancakes! We will be awarding you with a copy of our Cook Book and Snack Pack!

Emily Whalan and the Childminders from Beckton and Royal Docks Children’s Centre

Joanne Walker, Childminder from Edith Kerrison Children’s Centre

Fellowship House Children’s Centre

Dokuah Addo Tritriku, Childminder

Penny Holland, Childminder

Thanks to everyone that submitted a photo and for being positive in providing children with the opportunity to learn about different types of food in the context of a balanced diet.

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