Early years health and nutrition

How to prepare fruit and vegetables for children under 5

How to prepare fruit and vegetables for children under 5

Fruit and vegetables are incredibly healthy and delicious But they can also present a serious choking risk for children under 5 years. Tragically, a child dies every month in the UK from choking. 

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Recipe - Paneer and pea curry

Recipe - Paneer and pea curry

This is a brand-new dish on our menu and it sure is a tasty one. We're so proud of it that we've entered it for a Nourish Award!

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Summer menu guide 2022

Summer menu guide 2022

We are thrilled to launch our new Summer menu, which has been lovingly created by our new Food Innovation Team! 

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Nutrition and Autism:- Considerations and practical steps

Nutrition and Autism:- Considerations and practical steps

When it comes to nutrition and autism, issues with food can be sensitive and sometimes complicated to manage. But we want every child to be able to enjoy food, whatever their individual preferences may be.

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How to encourage healthy eating habits for life

How to encourage healthy eating habits for life

What children consume in their early years can set their food preferences for the rest of their life. So, it couldn't be more important to encourage healthy eating habits, now. 

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The importance of the first 1000 days

The importance of the first 1000 days

There’s significant research to indicate that the first 1000 days (conception to age 2) is a critically important phase, indeed many claim that this time period is where the foundations of a child’s development lie.  

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Recipe - Homemade baked beans and mini jacket potatoes

Recipe - Homemade baked beans and mini jacket potatoes

Discover how to make this vegan and vegetarian friendly, homemade baked beans with mini jacket potatoes meal for your family. It's one of our most popular dishes and is loved by our nursery partners. 

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How much should we be feeding children?

How much should we be feeding children?

There’s more to feeding a child than simply filling a child. We aim to show all the reasons why a healthy balanced diet is crucial for the formative years.

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What makes up a healthy diet?

What makes up a healthy diet?

Children have different nutritional needs to adults and as their bodies develop, these needs change. It is extremely important that the diets of young children are planned to be age appropriate to ensure they have the fuel to grow, learn and play. 

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Exploring veganism in the early years

Exploring veganism in the early years

There has been a rise in the number of families switching to a vegan diet, and there’s certainly plenty of reasons why this seems a good idea for both the environment and our health. But what impact does a restrictive diet have on very young children? 

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