We are pleased to announce that Fennies are now members of the Early Years Nutrition Partnership (EYNP).
Early Years Nutrition are a national social enterprise who alongside the Pre-school Learning Alliance and the British Nutrition Foundation aim to improve the future health outcomes of young children by setting a standard for nutritional practice in early years settings.
As an official member, Fennies will be working towards an accreditation which evidences a commitment to good early years nutritional practice. Over the next few months, we will work together with our dedicated early years nutrition professionals, Catherine Lippe and Dr Janet Aylott who will provide support, resources and training opportunities that will revitalize our menus, enhance mealtime practice at our settings as well as enable and educate our staff teams.
Catherine is a registered nutritionist with significant knowledge and expertise specific to children under the age of five. She has worked in nutrition for 10 years including for the NHS and Public Health England where she delivered expert and evidence based advice on child nutrition to government and policy makers.
Dr Janet Aylott is a registered nutritionist with significant knowledge and expertise specific to children under the age of five. She has worked as a nutritionist for 18 years where she has delivered a wide variety of nutritional training as well as earnt a PhD in Human Nutrition.
Nutrition is enormously important to us at Fennies and we are overjoyed to be able to demonstrate a keen commitment to outstanding practice.
“We are really excited to be working with Fennies to support the staff across all the nurseries to work towards the EYNP Quality Mark. The programme is so valuable as it helps to not only improve the knowledge and understanding of staff in food and nutrition, but to involve the children as part of their learning and development too. The result – a richer nutrition environment from the food that is served, to food and nutrition based learning activities and a brighter all round approach to healthy eating for staff and children.”
Catherine Lippe and Dr Janet Aylott, EYNP.