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Publication name: Setting the table - Nutritional guidance and food standards for early years childcare providers in Scotland
Date: 21 January 2015
Description: This guidance has been developed to help Early Years childcare providers to meet the Scottish Government National Care Standards: Early Education and Childcare up to the age of 16 (2009). It also highlights the importance of nutrition in the early years and the role that childcare providers have in shaping both current and future eating patterns in young children in Scotland. It is an update of the Nutritional Guidance for the Early Years: Food Choices for Children Aged 1–5 Years in Early Education and Childcare Settings produced in 2006 and combines with the content of Adventures in Foodland (NHS Health Scotland, 2004) to include practical activities to encourage healthier choices in young children. This new guidance has been expanded to include the needs of infants from birth to the age of 1.

The recipes accompany the two-week sample menu cycle on pages 69 and 70 in the guidance, and can be found here, below the main document
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