Nutrition Award

Why Choose our Nutrition Award?

Our Nutrition Award recognises settings who demonstrate best practice through their nutrition provision. It reflects and enhances the EYFS framework and the Eat Better Start Better food and drink guidelines for early years settings. Achievement of our award will support you to:

  • achieve best nutrition practice in your setting
  • identify areas of development
  • create opportunities for home learning
  • generate evidence for Ofsted inspections.

Our three year award will allow you to progressively develop from Bronze, to Silver and then Gold.

Bronze, Silver, and Gold Award Progress Year by Year Year 1-Audit of Current Practice - Identify areas of best practice - Identify goals for improvement - Work to achieve the 5 criteria. Year 2- Achieving Best Practice -Work to embed the 5 criteria - Showcase how you achieved your goals - Outline the impact for children. Year 3- Excelling in Best Practice - Embedded the 5 criteria points - A case study highlighting an area of development, based on local priorities for children and families

How Can I Achieve An Award?

To achieve an award, you'll need to meet criteria in the following areas by submitting information on your current practice and setting goals.

Criteria 1- Setting Menu and Food Policy, Criteria 2 Health Promotion, Criteria 3 Physical Activity, Criteria 4 Cooking and Learning about Food, Criteria 5 Food Safety

What Support Will You Receive?

Our team of expert nutritionists look forward to supporting you to achieve the award and are on hand to guide you through the process. You will receive:

  • Comprehensive review of your menus
  • Support materials
  • Staff will be skilled in promoting health and well-being
  • Certificate of achievement and plaque to display in your setting

Sign up to our Bronze Award

Early Start Nutrition Award Bronze

Early Start Nutrition Award Bronze

Looking to Review your Nursery Menu?

Our expert Registered Nutritionists provide comprehensive reviews to ensure your nursery menus meet the Eat Better Start Better voluntary food and drink guidelines.

Find out how to apply to have your menus approved by Early Start Nutrition

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