Nutrition in childcare settings
There are a wide range of sources for nutritional advice and information. You can use this information to assist you in providing children with healthy, nutritious and balanced meals and snacks. The following are some websites that you may find useful:
- NHS 5 a day campaign - www.nhs.uk/5aday has information on the importance of eating 5 portions of fruit or vegetables a day, information on what counts as one of your five a day, fun games and activities, and useful recipes for you to try
- NHS LiveWell - www.nhs.uk/LiveWell has sections for children's health aged under 1, 1-5, and 6-15 years.
- Food Standards Agency - www.eatwell.gov.uk has information on healthy eating, ages and stages, health issues, food labelling and keeping food safe.