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Wellbeing and Nutrition Award Pancake Competition!

Pancake Competition


  • 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 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


  • 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


How to Enter

All entries to be submitted by a lead member of staff from each setting. The competition is open to Children Centre’s, Nurseries and Childminders. Entries must be emailed to by 7th March 2017 and titled Wellbeing and Nutrition Pancake Competition.

First Prize – Free workshop delivered by the Wellbeing and Nutrition Team

Runner Up Prize – Early Start Cookbook and Early Start Snack Pack

For more information  about the Wellbeing and Nutrition award take a look at its own dedicated page.

Take a look at our Cooking Activity Tip Sheet

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