Eating and nutrition in the early years

Community Playthings Mealtime chair, eat, meal

“Since the days of the first hunter-gatherers to Oliver Twist’s heart-stopping ‘Please, Sir, I want some more’ (Dickens 1838) moment and on into our present day western ‘Master Chef’-style revitalization of the culinary arts, eating has been so much more than a basic, physical human survival need,” write Pam Mundy and Sue Egersdorff, co-directors of International Early Years.

In a series of articles, Pam and Sue encourage all who care about children to help them first attain readiness for life, before concentrating on gaining readiness for school. Read the second article, which considers the importance and impact of eating and nutrition.

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