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Nutrition Training

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...

Sam Cornell

Senior Family Support Worker, 2018

I have produced a nutrition folder using the information provided from the training.

All staff have used the folder to provide parents with the correct information and tip sheets for parents to take home.

The NHS video on weaning has been played during our baby club.”


Honey Kaur

Childminder, 2019

“Working as childminder I have found sometimes parents are not always aware of my ethos around healthy eating and all the benefits it provides not only for children but as a family as a whole. By completing the training, I have been able to restructure the way in which I emphasise this in a  professional way which also collaborates with the national nutritional guidelines. We have formulated an eye catching healthy eating board, re- evaluated our healthy eating policy and really emphasised physical play through activities and different learning experiences. The training has really helped me to value just how much children can learn at a really young age, by giving them healthy habits at the start, which will hopefully continue throughout life.”


Early Years Practitioner, 2018

“A great session that was informative and well put together.

Lots of chance to interact and the short quizzes helped to reinforce our learning. Will definitely book more training!”


Benefits of Wellbeing and Nutrition Training

Edith Kerrison Children's Centre staff reflect on the benefits of the Wellbeing and Nutrition Training Programme

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