FREE BNF WEBINAR: Learning to love veg: practical ways to help preschoolers eat more vegetables

From 05 November 2020 13:00 until 05 November 2020 14:00


Learning to love veg: practical ways to help preschoolers eat more vegetables
1pm to 2pm (GMT), Thursday 5th November

Young children are growing and developing rapidly and so it’s really important that they get all the nutrients and energy they need. Research suggests that eating patterns and preferences for healthy foods like vegetables are established in early childhood, so it’s crucial that we encourage young children to eat well.

But it’s not always easy to get children to eat a healthy diet especially when it comes to vegetables. This exciting BNF webinar explores how seeing images of vegetables, as well as just having them on their plate, can help children to become familiar with, enjoy and eat a variety of vegetables. Early years expert nutritionist Charlotte Stirling-Reed will look at practical ways that parents and carers can get their children to eat a range of vegetables. There will also be 2 case studies from early years settings on the strategies they’ve used to get children to eat more vegetables.

This webinar is particularly suited to parents and carers with young children, and professionals who work with preschool children including early years practitioners and health visitors, as well as anyone with an interest in the area! To find out more about the project go to 

Register today to join the webinar live on the 5th Nov 2020 or if you can't make it at this time you can also watch it at a later date.


Vital vegetables: the importance of eating veg
Helena Gibson-Moore, BNF

See&Eat: using eBooks and activities to increase vegetable intake in preschool children 
Dr Natalie Masento, University of Reading

What works in helping families to get young children to eat more vegetables?
Charlotte Stirling-Reed, SR Nutrition

Case studies:
What works to help children eat more vegetables in an early years setting?
Sarah Presswood, Nursery Manager, George Perkins Day Nursery

Sarah Barker, Nursery Manager, Tender Years Day Nursery

Programme subject to change

To register just click on 'Book place' below, fill out your details and you'll be sent reminder emails and instructions of how to join the webinar before the event – and how to watch it on catch up after the event!

Please contact [email protected] if you are having difficulties registering for this event.

This activity has received funding from EIT Food, the innovation community on Food of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), a body of the EU, under the Horizon 2020, the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation.

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