Food and Nutrition Guidelines for Pre-School Services


A child’s early years are important for their future health and well being, and good nutrition during this time lays a healthy foundation for all of childhood and life. These Food and Nutrition Guidelines for Preschool Services have been developed in response to the objectives and goals of the National Health Promotion Strategy 2000 – 2005 and the National Children’s Strategy – Our Children – Their Lives (2000).

The aim of these Guidelines is to provide practical information to pre-schools on a varied and healthy diet for children from 0 to 5 years of age in a pre-school setting, in the context of promoting health and the Child Care Regulations 1996

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