Healthy Ireland Smart Start - Nutrition

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Aim - To support children's development of lifelong healthy eating patterns, skills, behaviours, and attitudes.

To help develop and implement a healthy eating policy in the pre-school which will ensure the integration of healthy foods and drinks into main meals, snacks, celebrations, curriculum, play, and teaching partnership with parents and staff management.


Introduction to Nutrition Unit (click on image)

Resources for Pre-School Providers and Parents for the Nutrition element

The following are the resources that participating pre-school providers and parents will receive to support the implementation of the Nutrition element of the programme.


yourchildsweighthealthylunchboxesfoodforyoungchildren whatisaportionsize123 



foodlabelsFood Labels

Other Useful Nutrition Resources

fussyeating  littlebites


 Food and Nutrition Guidelines >>

Three week menu plan >>

Food Hypersensitivity Leaflet >>

Healthy Eating vision Map >>

Sammy and Sally Grow Together >>

When Sammy met Sally >>

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