Health and Nutrition in Early Years

Our Health and Nutrition in Early Years Course examines the factors that contribute to the wellbeing of a young child. It explores the importance of regular physical activity, good nutrition and best practice when providing for special diets. Our course also includes strategies for promoting good oral health in your early years setting. 

Individual Course
£15.00 + VAT

The Training

By the end of this course, learners should understand:

  • contributing factors to good health for children in early years; the effects of smoking in pregnancy, low birthweight, breastfeeding, infant mortality, child obesity 
  • the importance of good nutrition and promoting healthy habits 
  • strategies for fussy eaters 
  • vegetarian and vegan diets, with ideas for best practice  
  • approaches and best practices for oral health in an early years setting, in line with the Statutory Framework requirement 

Final Test

Once you have completed the online training, you will be able to take the final test.

  • There are 5 questions.
  • The pass rate is 80%.
  • You can take the test as many times as you need.

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The entire course and test should take approximately 30 minutes. This course is certified on completion. The length of time you take is entirely dependent on how quickly you can study and absorb the information. Remember, it’s important to learn the content and not to rush through the course. Please do take notes during these courses. 


This course has been accredited by the CPD Certification Service as conforming to the universally accepted Continuous Professional Development Guidelines. On successful completion, you can download or print your certificates from the learner management system.