It is important in the early years of life to learn about healthy eating because a balanced diet plays a key part in maintaining good physical and mental health as we grow up. It can help us:
- Maintain a healthy weight - this reduces the chances of suffering from long term health conditions
- Grow healthy – including supporting bone development and strength
- Keep good mental health
- Learn more about the world around us
Learning healthy eating habits from a young age increases the chances of healthy eating in adulthood.
The Healthy Tots programme has been developed to support your early years setting in teaching your children about healthy eating, so why not sign up here now?
For more information on how you can help your children to learn about healthy eating visit our Healthy Eating resources.