Our training is designed especially for early years staff to help you put nutrition at the very heart of your practice. Discover a range of training topics that will enhance your understanding of nutrition for young children, increase your confidence in discussing healthy eating with families and improve your skills in planning menus to meet the nutrition need of the children in your care
What Training Do We Offer?
1) Introduction to Nutrition
Our Introduction to Nutrition training will provide you with foundation knowledge of health and nutrition in the early years. On completion of the training, you will feel confident to apply best practice in your setting and promote healthy eating and physical activity to children and families.
- Food and Nutrition for Infants
- Food and Nutrition for Toddlers
- Keeping Activity in the Early Years
- Healthy Eating in Pregnancy (Health Care Professional Only)
2) Nutrition in Practice
Our Nutrition in Practice training will build on your existing knowledge to further enhance your skills and practice. Our modules cover the following specialist areas of nutrition:
- Fussy Eating
- Food Policy
- Vitamin D - A Healthy Start
- Menu Planning
3) Train the Trainer
Our train the trainer modules provide you with the evidence based knowledge and resources to deliver focused activities and workshops directly with children and families. These support positive behaviour change to improve oral health, achieve the 5-a-day recommendation and improve cooking confidence.
- Bin the Bottle
- Cooking and Learning About Food
Why Choose Our Training?
Complete at your own pace and access 24/7
Supports you to meet EYFS, Ofsted and Eat Better Start Better requirements for the provision of healthy, balanced and nutritious foods
Practical resources to support you and the families you work with
What Do Our Customers Say?
We’ve trained over 660 early years practitioners from over 120 different settings, including nurseries, childminders and Children’s Centres. Find out what they say about our training...
Benefits of Wellbeing and Nutrition Training
Edith Kerrison Children's Centre staff reflect on the benefits of the Wellbeing and Nutrition Training Programme