Embrace healthy eating in your early years setting, discover how to involve children, staff, assistants and parents in promoting healthy eating. Healthy eating is vital in the early years of children's growth and development and can be promoted by exploring new ideas in helping to promote positive attitudes toward food. This guide offers suggestions on:
How children can learn more about food.
How food should be prepared and what is on offer.
How you communicate with parents about healthy eating is the setting and at home.
What Ofsted may look for when seeking evidence of healthy eating.
Incorporate lots of different activities and resources to grow children's interest in healthy eating and also seek support from organisations and guidelines from experts. Discover fun ways of exploring food instead of just eating it!