Resources for Early Years Professionals


  • The British Nutrition Foundation: on this website there is useful information for different life stages including information for babies - find information on breastfeeding and introducing solid foods. It's available here.
  • The British Nutrition Foundation: useful information available for toddlers/pre-school aged children including information on ensuring eating well and how children can learn about food and the importance of a healthy, varied diet is available here.
  • The Food Standards Agency: they have created a food safety management pack for registered childminders or child carers in domestic premises including information on creating safer food, food for good health and complies with food hygiene regulations available here.
  • Food - A fact of of life: here there is a wealth of free resources for teaching children about where food comes from, how to prepare food and healthy eating. Especially useful are the free activity packs containing guides/lesson plans on a range of different foods - visit here for children aged 3-5 years and activity packs.
  • Food - A fact of of life: This website has a pupils with additional needs section with resources created to support the teaching around food and nutrition to children with additional needs based on key themes including healthy eating, cooking and where food comes from. It's available here.
  • Food - A fact of of life: this website has an excellent recipes section which is updated monthly for recipe inspiration for 3-5 year olds please visit here and search the age group required.
  • Better Health - Health for Families: For a range of healthy eating recipes and physical activity resources created by the NHS for children please visit here.
  • The Caroline Walker Trust: a charity which aims to improve public health through good food. The charity have published an Eating well practical guide for children aged 1-4, and eating well during first year of life available here. The resources aim to help young children eat well and outlines important key foods developed for nurseries, child minders and preschools as well as parents.
  • HENRY: this website offers help planning and cooking healthy family meals with simple recipes, making it much easier to prepare quick and balanced meals. For a range of ideas please visit here.

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