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The impressive efforts at enjoyable healthy eating being made by early years settings around the country are being revealed and rewarded in the Nursery Food Awards. Melanie Defries finds out about the winners.
Promoting healthy eating to the children and families in a diverse community is part of a project engineered by Alison Tonkin, Cath Alderson and Gill Roberts.
New research into the effects on children of consuming food additives has left many parents wondering what is safe to feed them. Nathalie Golden of the Food Standards Agency offers information and advice.
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Efforts to improve young children's health and safeguard their well-being are being strengthened by closer multi-agency working, in a community project detailed by Alison Tonkin, Cath Alderson and Gill Roberts. Health promotion 'is not just the responsibility of the health sector but goes beyond lifestyles to well-being' (World Health Organisation, 1986).
Should young children and pregnant women eat peanuts, or avoid them? Official advice on practice could soon be reversed, as Ruth Thomson reports.
Promoting good health in children is about more than diet and exercise, say Alison Tonkin, Cath Alderson and Gill Roberts as they report on a new project.