Setting the table: nutritional guidance and food standards for early years childcare providers in Scotland

NHS Health Scotland Working Group

    Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report


    This guidance has been developed to help Early Years childcare providers to meet the Scottish Government National Care Standards: Early Education and Childcare up to the age of 16 (2009). It also highlights the importance of nutrition in the early years and the role that childcare providers have in shaping both current and future eating patterns in young children in Scotland. It is an update of the Nutritional Guidance for the Early Years: Food Choices for Children Aged 1–5 Years in Early Education and Childcare Settings produced in 2006 and combines with the content of Adventures in Foodland (NHS Health Scotland, 2004) to include practical activities to encourage healthier choices in young children. This new guidance has been expanded to include the needs of infants from birth to the age of 1.
    Original languageEnglish
    PublisherNHS Health Scotland
    Commissioning bodyNHS Health Scotland
    Number of pages138
    ISBN (Electronic) 9781844855856
    Publication statusPublished - 21 Jan 2015



    • early years nutrition
    • diet and nutrition

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