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.
MSc in Human Nutrition; specialist in public health
Gill originally completed a nursing degree and worked as a nurse in the UK and Australia for seven years, before focusing on nutritional health. She qualified as a nutritionist and moved into the community public health sector. Gill worked closely with nurseries, schools, health visitors, social workers, nursery nurses and families in Coventry to improve nutrition knowledge and skills. Through the course of this work, Gill developed a community healthy eating cookbook named Nifty Nosh which was distributed amongst high priority neighbourhoods within Coventry.
Additionally, Gill worked for two healthy living organisations in Coventry as a community nutritionist. Her role included teaching cooking, budgeting and nutrition to the homeless, working with a community cafe to expand and improve their menu, working with a group of teenage mums to develop a healthy eating cook book, taking practical cooking sessions with children in school holiday clubs, collating a nutrition information and activity pack for other health professionals to utilise within community settings and teaching food hygiene in the kitchen.