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Starting Early: Food and Nutrition Education of young Children

This OFSTED publication describes research into the health and wellbeing of schoolchildren showing that there are significant concerns about their current and future health, in particular the increase in obesity and related conditions. In the autumn term 2003 and the spring term 2004, Ofsted and the Food Standards Agency visited schools and nurseries, focusing on:

  • Evaluating the appropriateness and quality of the work with food that the children undertake
  • Assessing the extent to which the environment in which the children work and eat is supportive of promoting good health and nutrition
  • Identifying the factors that support or impede food and nutrition education

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