Leicestershire Healthy Tots

Healthy Eating

About healthy Tots

Healthy Eating

Allowing children to discover healthy eating through a range of activities linked to areas of learning and development.

Examples of key outcomes

The examples below illustrate some of the Healthy Eating outcomes that a setting might achieve as a result of attaining Healthy Tots Status.

  • Children choose healthy and nutritious food at the setting and enjoy it.
  • Children can help prepare and cook healthy food.
  • There are snacks available that are low in fat, salt and sugar.
  • There is an increase in fruit and vegetable being eaten.
  • There is an increase in healthier snacks and lunchboxes supplied by parents/carers.
  • There is an improved atmosphere at lunch time.
  • Staff are confident and knowledgeable about healthy eating messages.
  • There is an increase in water consumption and a decrease in consumption of less healthy drink options.
  • Parents/carers report their children making healthier choices at home.
  • More children understand the importance of a healthy breakfast to start the day.
  • The community understands issues around obesity and know what to do to keep themselves healthy.


Nutrition Guide Size: [1.91 MB] File Type: [.pdf]
Healthy Eating Criteria Size: [82 KB] File Type: [.pdf]
Healthy Tots Case Study Size: [34 KB] File Type: [.doc]
Healthy Eating Audit Tool Size: [322 KB] File Type: [.doc]
Example Food & Nutrition Policy Size: [84 KB] File Type: [.doc]

Case Study

The Leicestershire Healthy Tots Programme is designed using the National Healthy Schools framework and is adapted for early years settings.

Having signed up to the Leicestershire Healthy Tots programme, one of your first steps should be to set up a task group involving staff and parents.

If you have any questions about the programme or would like advice on any aspect of Healthy Tots, please contact us.

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