“Food Matters” – A new resource from the Care Inspectorate (featuring Junior World)

Food Matters is a resource by the Care Inspectorate that highlights examples of good practice from across the ELC sector in relation to food and nutrition. The resource compliments NHS Health Scotland’s ‘Setting the Table‘, the nutritional guidance and food standards for the ELC sector. 

You can view the resource on the Care Inspectorate website by clicking here.

The guidance features case studies from ELC settings across Scotland, including Junior World in Nairn. 

Here’s an excerpt from the guidance, in which Jayne Macintosh, Junior World Manager, talks about their gardening project: 

“Donations of seeds, bulbs and resources for the garden led to them growing produce. Children
delighted in growing their own strawberries and commented that they tasted better than any they had
eaten before. The gardening project expanded to include growing radishes, cucumbers, and tomatoes
as well as herbs and flowers. The children now take extra delight in ensuring that Jayne, the manager,
always has fresh flowers in her office. They also show their parents what they have been doing, taking
real pride in their achievements.”

Healthy Eating Week

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The British Nutrition Foundation’s annual ‘Healthy Eating Week’ runs from the 13th to 17th of June. Healthy Eating Week is a week where registered schools and nurseries in the UK focus on healthy eating and drinking, as well as promoting healthy habits to young people.

Registration is free, and it gives you access to lots of resources and events.

To learn more or register, please visit http://www.foodafactoflife.org.uk/section.aspx?t=0&siteId=20&sectionId=114