Food for Life, part of the Soil Association, is a commissioned service in Leicestershire that provides support, advice and guidance to organisations, around good food habits and developing good eating habits for life.
To start with early years settings can access a number of free taster resources to support good food habits. After this they can become members (annual subscription) to unlock a further range of advice and support.
As well as this support there is also the Early Years Award which is a great way to show that your setting is giving every child in your care the best possible start to their food journey. The benefits of completing the aware include:
- Collecting evidence and creating a culture to support OFSTED inspections
- Meeting national guidelines for food and drink provision
- Linking to UNICEF UK Baby Friendly Initiative standards
- Following current Department of Health and Start4Life guidelines around appropriate food and drink
To find out more information about the support available visit the website.