6th September 2019 All Posts Early Years Foundation Stage

Nutrition in the Early Years

From cuddles to creativity to cucumber sandwiches – early years professionals dedicate their lives to nurturing children in every way! 

But did you know the impact that a varied and healthy diet can really have on the life of a developing child?

Food can:

  • Affect a child’s IQ
  • Help with athletic performance
  • Help children to sleep
  • Assist with regulating moods, behaviour stress and anxiety 

It’s easy to get stuck in a rut and reuse the same old menus, but a

fantastic new resource is available that can help you to understand how to use food to truly nurture your children. 

EYTV Food is a collaboration between Kathy Brodie and Lousie Mercieca, a qualified nutritional expert (and mum) who appreciates how to engage with small children to bring food to life for them, enabling them to take ownership of their own future health with a life-long healthy relationship with food.

Take a look at Early Years TV food where you can sign up for a range of plans (including a free option) to get access to a unique recipe club with nutritional guidelines and tips. 

Watch the video of Louise introducing the channel
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