The Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years has published a new book, Get Set to Cook, offering practical advice on delivering nutritious healthy food across all childcare settings.
The book is the latest in PACEY’s ‘creative’ series, and introduces practitioners to a range of suggestions as to how to create healthy, balanced meals for the children in their care.
The book explains how to foster an interest in food; to embrace cultural differences in food; and offers advice on how to approach food allergies and intolerances in children. It is also packed full of tips to ensure the children you care for eat healthily, including ideas for healthy snacks and 15 healthy, well-balanced recipe suggestions.
Theresa Johnson, Development Manager for the Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years, said:
“It’s so important to instil a curiosity in food with pre-school children, and to encourage an enthusiasm for healthy eating. This book provides all childcare professionals with a helping hand in approaching this essential topic, and will surely prove to be an invaluable resource in all settings.”
Dr Patricia Mucavele, Head of Nutrition for the Children’s Food Trust said:
“The Children’s Food Trust was delighted to review the good practice advice in PACEY’s latest book, Get Set to Cook.
“The information it provides is aligned to the Trust’s national best practice guide ‘Voluntary Food and Drink Guidelines for Early Years Settings in England’, and provides lots of tried and tested practical ideas, making it easy for childcare providers to encourage young children to eat well.”
You can purchase the book directly from the PACEY online shop.
The Children’s Food Trust website has more information and guidance