Nutrition: Nursery Food & Recipes
Advice on early years nutrition and food, plus favourite nursery recipes to get young children eating healthily.
Quinoa is a gluten-free grain with a low GI, so a perfect carbohydrate for growing children. It is a great wheat-free substitute to couscous and good for salads or stews.
What advances have been made in nursery food since the launch of the nutrition guidelines in 2013? Hannah Crown looks at new research.
Snack time is now recognised as an important contributor to daily nutrition. Here, a selection of nurseries share their approaches.
Sugar intake can make a very real difference to children's health. Laura Whiting lists the ten things practitioners need to know.
What should practitioners think about when considering nutrition in the context of the two-year-old programme and the families involved? Diana Hawdon offers some...
The eatwell plate is an essential guide to understanding nutritional requirements. Diana Hawdon considers how it might work best for children.
Piling root vegetables into roasts and stews is nourishing and scrumptious as well as a being a great bargain, says Mary Whiting.
For a nursery on a budget - or any nursery that wishes to serve good healthy food - pulses can be a godsend, writes Mary Whiting
How to get children to eat fish? No problem, says Mary Whiting - go for tinned. It's tasty, quick, easy, highly nutritious and a huge bargain.
Easy, economical and quickly cooked, rice can be the basis of a wealth of exciting dishes, says Mary Whiting.
Children often find tomatoes sour, but Mary Whiting has some irresistibly tasty ideas for this nutritious fruit.