Supporting Healthy Eating & Oral Health
You can help your child’s development by providing them with a nutritious and healthy diet. Here we provide some advice about healthy eating and Oral Health.
“We have long campaigned for clear guidance on early years nutrition and providers have been crying out for direction for several years now. Practitioners are well aware that what makes up a healthy, balanced and nutritious diet for young children differs from that of adults. However, with so much conflicting advice around it’s now become a minefield to decipher what is appropriate for young children, so the timing of the voluntary guidelines couldn’t be better.”
Neil Leitch, Chief Executive, Pre-school Learning Alliance
Staying for lunch at pre-school is an exciting time as the children learn to eat independently
Spending the day learning and playing requires the right sort of fuel. Your child will have been very active throughout their session at pre-school and therefore it is essential they receive the right nutrients to refuel at lunch time. Good nutrients can lead to better concentration, improved pre-school learning as well as healthy growth and development.
It is important that your child’s lunch box is both appealing and healthy offering a variety of choice, and of a controlled portion. small bite size pieces make it more appealable and managable for small children.
Allowing your child to be involved in making their lunch can make it a more enjoyable experience.
– Community Dental Services https://communitydentalservices.co.uk/oral-health/family-fun-information/
– Healthy Start Scheme https://www.healthystart.nhs.uk/
– Community Dental Services Healthy Start video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHpgnI61YUE
– 50 Things To Do Before You’re Five In Oxfordshire https://news.oxfordshire.gov.uk/fifty-things/