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Health & Nutrition - Coping alone

The pandemic has increased parental stress, and this is often passed onto their children, who have had much less contact with health visitors. Meredith Jones Russell reports

Health & Nutrition - Social cues

Parents, researchers and early years practitioners are noticing lockdown’s effect on children’s communication and social skills. Meredith Jones Russell reports

Health and nutrition: Don't be chicken about eggs

Eggs are cheap, nutritious and a good source of protein, and practitioners are ideally placed to correct misconceptions about their safety. By Bridget Halnan, Senior Lecturer in Specialist Community Public Health Nursing, Anglia Ruskin University

Health & Nutrition - Going hungry

With food insecurity that rose during the pandemic set to continue for many families, Meredith Jones Russell reports on the crisis and asks what help is available

Health – Role play

Support for fathers-to-be includes a course from charity Future Men, which focuses on the emotional, as well as practical, elements of being a dad. By Meredith Jones Russell

Eating well – advice from the Early Years Nutrition Partnership

Providing consistent nutrition messages both at home and at nursery can support healthy eating habits for the whole family. So how can you get families involved in good nutrition? Here, Catherine Lippe, Early Years Nutrition Partnership (EYN Partnership) registered nutrition professional, suggests some simple ideas that can be shared with parents and staff.

Health & Nutrition - Come on in

What services will the new family hubs offer and how are they going to be introduced over the coming years? Meredith Jones Russell investigates

Urban Planning: Child-Friendly Cities - Playing out

The movement for child-friendly cities and neighbourhoods is gaining momentum across the UK and abroad. Nicole Weinstein finds out how thoughtful urban planning and design can play a major role in giving children a good start in life

Health & Nutrition - Free for all

What lessons can the UK learn from Finland, which has an established tradition of providing high-quality free school meals to all pupils? Meredith Jones Russell reports

Cookery corner - Chilli sin carne

At Jigsaw Day Nurseries, this popular dish provides the opportunity to talk about vegetables, growing produce and the benefits of healthy food. The nutritional value of lentils and beans is also a great talking point as children begin to identify their different tastes.

Health & Nutrition - Every breath

What are the effects of air pollution on children, and how can settings tackle the problem? Meredith Jones Russell looks at what is being done in London

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