Food and drink guidelines

Food and drink guidelines

We know that a child's early years provide an important foundation for their future health and strongly influence many aspects of their future well-being.

Their food preferences / eating habits are formed early in life with consequences for a range of health and development outcomes in later life. As part of national priorities to reduce childhood obesity so every child has the best start in life its …

Important to ensure that food in early years settings provides appropriate amounts of energy and nutrients to support growth, development, health and well-being & healthy eating habits and that not too many calories are consumed, that may lead to overweight or obesity in children