All staff within an Early Years setting (including childminders/home-based childcarers), Early Years professionals/foundation-stage teachers, out of school/holiday care practitioners and committee members.
- To increase confidence in engaging with parents and sharing information, including weaning
- To become confident in providing meals, drinks and snacks which are healthy, balanced and nutritious
- To become familiar with the four main food groups and the importance of each one
- How to reinforce good life-long eating habits.
This five hour course is very practical, with opportunities for practitioners to take part in a variety of activities. The aim is to provide information on national food and drink guidelines for Early Years settings, with supporting materials, to ensure that practitioners have an increased understanding of what an appropriate, varied and healthy diet is for young children.
Questions answered such as:
- How do we support parents when weaning?
- What is the difference between nutrients and energy?
- Thought there were five, so what are the four main food groups?
- Which fats are ok and how big is a portion?
- What does 1.5g of salt per 100g actually look like?
- How often should we provide dessert?
Delegates will need to bring a notepad and pen and a packed lunch. They will also need to bring any policies relating to food and drink.
Area-based development officer
Date: Saturday 23 March 2013
Venue: Shirehall, Shrewsbury
Time: 9.30am - 3.30pm
Course code 0121004E
Cost: 1 credit or £60 for Shropshire registered early years providers, £108 for all other delegates not part of Shropshire Council's subscription scheme
Course length: 6 hours