Health Scotland, on behalf of the Scottish Government has updated current nutritional guidance and food standards for early years childcare providers in Scotland.
This revised guidance combines, updates and replaces previous guidance:
• “Nutritional Guidance for the Early Years: Food Choices for Children Aged 1–5 Years in Early Education and Childcare Settings”(2006)
• “Adventures in Foodland’” (NHS Health Scotland, 2004).
An additional section on feeding infants under a year has also been included.
‘Setting the Table’ supports early years childcare providers to meet the Scottish Government ‘National Care Standards: Early Education and Childcare up to the age of 16’ and a range of other policies aimed at improving health and wellbeing in young children. It 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.
“Setting the Table” will be sent directly to all early years childcare providers registered with the Care Inspectorate in Scotland between the 9th and the 26th January.
Additionally, the online version of the resource will be available on the Health Scotland website.
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