Influencing healthy eating habits through early years settings

New example menus and recipes have been published to help early years providers plan healthy, tasty meals for young children.

The resources have been jointly developed by the Department for Education, the Department of Health and Public Health England, with advice from a panel of early years and nutrition experts including the British Nutrition Foundation.This series of example menus and associated guidance has been developed to support early years settings (such as nurseries and childminders) to offer food and drink in line with current government dietary recommendations for infants and children aged 6 months to 4 years.  The documents include example menus and useful information for early years settings to help show how they can meet the Early Years Foundation Stage welfare requirement to provide ‘healthy, balanced and nutritious’ meals for children.


New clinic locations for Lower Valley

Monday am Tuesday am Weds am Thurs am Fri
Stainland Road (GP)GREETLAND 10.30-12.00 Elland CC ELLAND 09.00-11.00(Tiny Treasures CC activity) Wellholme CC BRIGHOUSE 09.30-11.30(Tiny Treasures CC activity)
Monday pm Tuesday pm Weds pm Thurs pm Fri
Shelf Clinic (GP) 1st & 3rd of the month SHELF  13.30-14.30 (CARITAS) Field Lane Children’s Centre RASTRICK  (Tiny Treasures CC activity)13.30-15.00

Northowram and Shelf Children’s Centre NORTHOWRAM 13.00-15.00

Whinney Hill Community Centre LYDGATE 12.30-14.00(Messy Monkeys Wellholme CC activity     09.15-10.45





Health visiting team supports Childminder Conference

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Health visitors from the Calderdale PHEYS team were out and about last weekend at a Childminder conference which was attended by both Childminders and early years workers in Calderdale – all around the theme of ‘Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds’.

The team promoted information on Vitamin D, the pharmacy minor ailments scheme and breastfeeding.

The minor ailments scheme particularly  prompted lots of interest – this is available for families to access treatment for minor ailments via their local pharmacy and is open to anyone who doesn’t normally have to pay for prescriptions from their GP – for example because they’re under 16, over 60 or on benefits.  This reduces GP appointment times and allows those most vulnerable to access treatments at the point of need without being financially disadvantaged.

Look out for the team at future events across the community.


Out to Lunch as a food detective in Calderdale!



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The Food for Life’s ‘Out to Lunch’ scheme is coming to Calderdale and is looking for families to volunteer as food detectives!

Food detectives will be asked to visit two local restaurants with their children over the summer holidays and report back on their experiences. Food for life will even pay for your child’s meal!

They are also looking for nominations of local restaurants that can be visited by the food detectives.

Interested in nominating or becoming a detective then visit

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HEY! Survey winners

Thank you to those who completed the HEY! website survey. We received over 100 responses.

The three winners of the £20 high street vouchers have been selected at random and we can announce our winners are;

  • Nicky M
  • Victoria C
  • Hannah H

We are collating and analysing the feedback from the surveys and we will share the next steps with you on here soon.