Resources

Food and Drink

Encouraging children to eat well means starting early and inspiring them to make healthier food choices, teaching them how to cook and enjoy eating good, healthy food. We know that when children eat better, they do better. Below are some resources that you can use to encourage children to eat well.

Downloads

Eating Well: Vegan Infants and Under 5’s
This report is designed for Early Years settings and provides information on how to support vegan infants and children to eat well.

Eating well: 1-4 year olds
This resource shows the sorts of foods, and amounts of foods, that will meet the nutritional needs of 1-4 year olds in the UK, It provides a visual resource to illustrate what a good diet looks like for them.

Eating well: Under 5’s in childcare
Practical and nutritional guidelines from the Caroline Walker Trust, this report is the second edition from the original report from 1998, and has been widely used in public health.

Eating well: First year of life
This visual resource aims to illustrate how to meet nutritional needs when infants move from breast milk/ formula to complementary foods during their first year.

Eating well: First year of life
This visual resource aims to illustrate how to meet nutritional needs when infants move from breast milk/ formula to complementary foods during their first year.

Example menus for early year settings in England – Part 1
This resource provides two three-week example menus for early years settings in England.

Example menus for early year settings in England – Part 2
This resource provides two three-week example menus for early years settings in England.

Changes to food allergen information rules
Food Standard Agency Information – From 13th December 2014, all food businesses will need to provide information about the allergenic ingredients used in food sold or provided by them.

Useful Websites

Find out more about food and drink in the early years. Have a look at some of the links below: