Food and Drink Provision in Early Years

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Setting the table provides updated guidance and standards for food and drink provision in childcare settings for young children and babies from birth to the age of 5 years.


Food Matters


Food Matters celebrates the many ways in which early learning and childcare (ELC) settings are supporting children to have positive eating experiences and enjoy well-balanced, nutritious food.




eat well plate The Eatwell Guide shows the proportions of the types of foods that you need to have a healthy, balanced diet. 




Settings must make information about allergens contained in snack foods available for parents and carers.   A simple format for recording this information is available here.

Think Allergy


This guidance raises awareness of preventing and managing choking episodes for those caring for young children.

It can happen quickly, and the effects can be devastating.