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eLearning: Nutrition and Healthy Eating

Event/course Code EY 16/426
Event/course type E-learning
Event Introduction By teaching children healthy eating habits, and modelling these behaviours, you can help children maintain a healthy weight and normal growth. Also, the eating habits your children pick up when they are young will help them maintain a healthy lifestyle when they are adults.
Nutrition and Healthy Eating is aimed at nursery practitioners including cooks and chefs, as everyone has a responsibility to support the health and wellbeing of children they care for.
Event Content This online course aims to develop a practitioner's knowledge and understanding of healthy, balanced and nutritious foods and drinks. It covers key legislation, why healthy eating is important including food groups, nutrients, oral health and drinks, diets and allergies, menu planning and food hygiene.
Event Learning Outcomes By the end of this course, learners will:
• Understand the importance of healthy eating
• Understand legislation around food and nutrition relevant to early years
• Be able to develop the knowledge and attitudes of children towards healthy eating
• Understand the nutrients children need and why
• Be aware of appropriate portion sizes for young children
• Inclusively support different dietary requirements of children
• Be able to plan healthy, balanced and inclusive menus
• Consult with parents and children to develop menus and policies
• Be able to develop a food and nutrition policy.

Learners will be able to claim three CPD hours towards their professional development and will receive a certificate upon completion.
Trainers Cathy Reynolds
Course categories Wellbeing at Work
Age Ranges
0 - 5 yrs Yes 5 - 7 yrs Yes 7 - 11 yrs Yes 11 - 19 yrs Yes 19+ yrs Yes 
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SessionSession DateSession TimeSession VenueMap
Session 1Thursday 30 October 201409:00 - 09:30NDNA early years training, National Early Years Enterprise Centre, Huddersfield, HD2 1GQ