An evaluation of food and nutrition training received by pre-school providers and determination of a “healthy food award” scheme in the pre-school setting of the Midland Health Board

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/67414
Title:
An evaluation of food and nutrition training received by pre-school providers and determination of a “healthy food award” scheme in the pre-school setting of the Midland Health Board
Authors:
Guiden, Holly
Affiliation:
Midland Health Board (MHB)
Publisher:
Midland Health Board (MHB)
Issue Date:
Dec-2004
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/67414
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
Feeding habits formed in the toddler years are important building blocks for adult health. The nutritional needs of children must incorporate what is required for both maintenance and growth. The food preferences developed in early childhood, including those for sugary, salty, fatty foods, may have an impact on eating behaviour in later childhood and adult life, and indeed on future health. The food served in pre-school services is of great importance in a young child’s health. The pre-school setting provides the perfect environment for promoting and learning about healthy eating and physical activity. The provision of nutritious food positively enhances not only a child’s health, but also allows the child to take full advantage of the learning opportunities provided in pre-schools (DOH, 2004). Specific food and nutrition guidelines for pre-school services have been developed in response to the goals and objectives of the National Health Promotion Strategy 2000-2005 and the National Children’s Strategy – Our Children – Their Lives (2000). A “Food and Nutrition” training day was run by the community dietitian in September for the pre school providers. This project aims to assess the degree to which the pre school services implemented the guidelines in their service and to investigate the need for further training. Another aim of this project is to determine the views of pre school team members on the possible implementation of a “Healthy Food Award” scheme in the pre-school setting.
Keywords:
CHILD NUTRITION; EATING HABIT; NUTRITION EDUCATION

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorGuiden, Holly-
dc.date.accessioned2009-05-06T14:19:33Z-
dc.date.available2009-05-06T14:19:33Z-
dc.date.issued2004-12-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/67414-
dc.descriptionFeeding habits formed in the toddler years are important building blocks for adult health. The nutritional needs of children must incorporate what is required for both maintenance and growth. The food preferences developed in early childhood, including those for sugary, salty, fatty foods, may have an impact on eating behaviour in later childhood and adult life, and indeed on future health. The food served in pre-school services is of great importance in a young child’s health. The pre-school setting provides the perfect environment for promoting and learning about healthy eating and physical activity. The provision of nutritious food positively enhances not only a child’s health, but also allows the child to take full advantage of the learning opportunities provided in pre-schools (DOH, 2004). Specific food and nutrition guidelines for pre-school services have been developed in response to the goals and objectives of the National Health Promotion Strategy 2000-2005 and the National Children’s Strategy – Our Children – Their Lives (2000). A “Food and Nutrition” training day was run by the community dietitian in September for the pre school providers. This project aims to assess the degree to which the pre school services implemented the guidelines in their service and to investigate the need for further training. Another aim of this project is to determine the views of pre school team members on the possible implementation of a “Healthy Food Award” scheme in the pre-school setting.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherMidland Health Board (MHB)en
dc.subjectCHILD NUTRITIONen
dc.subjectEATING HABITen
dc.subjectNUTRITION EDUCATIONen
dc.titleAn evaluation of food and nutrition training received by pre-school providers and determination of a “healthy food award” scheme in the pre-school setting of the Midland Health Boarden
dc.typeReporten
dc.contributor.departmentMidland Health Board (MHB)en
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