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Updated standards and guidance on food and drink for early years settings have been published by the Welsh Government in a bid to reduce childhood obesity.
The Soil Association is calling on the Government to provide free healthy lunches for disadvantaged children as part of the 30 hours.
Parents expect their child’s nursery to be up to date on the latest nutritional advice for young children, and rate this as more important than other facilities.
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has launched an awards scheme for early years settings to support children’s health, well-being and development.
Almost one in 10 school staff brings in food from home to feed pupils who would otherwise go hungry, reveals survey.
A survey of by the Children’s Food Campaign highlights parents’ concerns that their children are learning to associate foods high in fat, salt and sugar with good behaviour at school.
Close to 4 million children are in households that can’t afford enough fruit, vegetables and other healthy foods to meet Government nutritional guidelines.
The Department of Health and Social Care has confirmed ministers will launch a consultation this summer on the ways in which the nursery milk scheme is funded.
The expert panel who advised Ofsted on its obesity report, claim that the inspectorate has gone against its advice by saying that schools are not the ‘silver bullet’ to tackling childhood obesity.
Health campaigners have called for tougher restrictions on online adverts for unhealthy food aimed at children, after their complaints against confectionery brands were upheld.
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