Ever since nutrient-based standards were introduced for school food in 2006, the food served to children in nursery settings has been a hot topic. Momentum has grown behind campaigns to introduce legal standards within the early years sector, attracting significant media attention and causing many parents to demand greater information regarding the food served to their children at nursery. Until such… Read More
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The impact of poor nutrition on obesity and associated chronic diseases is well established. However, evidence suggests that the quality of a child’s diet not only has a considerable impact on their weight and long-term health - but also their ability cope with the behavioural and academic demands of nursery. A well-fed brain is more likely to lead to good behaviour and improved learning outcomes. Read More
Fussy eating is a developmental stage many children go through as they strive to become more independent, affecting 10-20% of all children under five. This poses a huge challenge for nursery workers, who are under pressure to ensure that every child in their care receives a balanced diet. Read More
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