The EYN Partnership is committed to improving nutrition standards for children in the early years. Nutrition during this critical period impacts children’s healthy growth, development and long-term outcomes. Learn more about the importance of nutrition in the first years of a child’s life.
The future outcomes and lifetime health of young children can be influenced by good nutrition early in their lives. Early years settings play a key role in supporting the nutritional needs of young children and the EYN Partnership is here to support you.
Nutrition in a child’s early years impacts their growth, development and long-term outcomes. The EYN Partnership want to give you confidence that you’re providing your child with the nutrition they need – whether at home or when they’re in a childcare setting.
BSc (Hons) IOC Diploma in Sports Nutrition; specialist in encouraging behaviour change through solution focused support
Alison studied to be a nutritionist having chosen to follow her love of food in a different direction after a 25 year career in the food industry, during which she was front of house manager at a prestigious Bristol restaurant and owned her own outside catering business.
Alison is registered with the UK Voluntary Register of Nutritionists (UKVRN) and since qualifying as a nutritionist in 2010 has developed a portfolio of roles including facilitating family weight management programmes and providing nutritional support to the healthy living zone within a sports centre. She has worked as a health improvement practitioner running family cookery courses and delivering programmes such as HENRY (Health, Exercise and Nutrition for the Really Young).
Alison’s experience also includes developing and delivering an adult weight management programme called HELP (healthy eating and lifestyle programme) and more recently coordinating an adolescent weight management programme. These programmes highlighted the difficulties in changing established eating patterns and the importance of developing healthy eating habits in the early years - which Alison works to achieve through the provision of healthy food and the modelling of healthy eating habits.