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Nutrition 1: Healthy Eating in the Early Years and Why it Matters

CPD certified online training Included in membership

Getting it right regarding healthy eating for our young children has never been more high profile. This training will show how good nutrition is a fundamental part of caring for children


About this module

This module covers key nutritional guidelines for all food groups. It also includes the differences between nutritional needs of children and adults. It then covers all you need to know about planning balanced menus and the portion sizes you should be providing.

There are 2 Nutrition modules available to you.

Nutrition 1 Healthy Eating in the Early Years-Why it Matters and Nutrition 2 Special Diets and Fussy Eaters

You should access both parts, although they can be completed in any order. Each module is £20 or you can buy both together by chosing the Nutrition 1 and 2 product in the shop for only £30

Topics covered

  • What is nutrition and how does it relate to early years children?
  • The nutritional requirements of babies and children under five
  • What is the difference between the nutritional needs of a child and an adult?
  • A little more about salt
  • Vitamin D requirements
  • Foods that are High in Fat, Salt and added Sugar
  • Complex and Simple Carbohydrates and Sugars
  • Amino Acids
  • Portion Sizes
  • Organic v Non Organic?
  • Menu Planning
Although I felt I knew about nutrition, doing a course that is specifically about young children has opened my eyes to lots more that I wasn't aware of Julie- Childminding UK Member

This module is included as part of:

Nutrition 1 and 2

CPD certified online training Contains 2 modules Included in membership £30

About CPD Accreditation

Step one

Once successfully completed we’ll send your name, email address and details of this module to the CPD Accreditation Service.

Step two

The CPD Accreditation Service will email you a certificate showing the number of CPD hours you have earned.

Step three

You can store or print the certificate as a record of your Continuing Professional Development.

About our online training

How many times can I use the module?

This module is available for you to re-visit as many times as you need and unlike some online courses, there is no limit to how many times you can retake the Knowledge Test at the end of the course.

How long do I have to complete the training?

For non-members the course will be available for a year from date of purchase. For annual members this course is included as part of your membership package and will be available as long as your subscription remains active.

Can I buy this training as a gift?

Yes, but please make sure you create a new account for the recipient rather using your own account. This ensures the certificates are issued in the correct name.