ERIC Number: EJ721218
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Oct
Reference Count: 16
Quality Early Education--Quality Food and Nutrition Practices? Some Initial Results from a Pilot Research Project into Food and Nutrition Practices in Early Years Settings in Kent, UK
Alderton, Tony; Campbell-Barr, Verity
International Journal of Early Years Education, v13 n3 p197-213 Oct 2005
This paper draws upon work conducted as part of a research project into food and nutrition in the early years, and looks very specifically at the way in which practitioners in the field are both aware of current debates around such issues and how they put good policy into their practice. In drawing out such debates with practitioners, it also offers a useful insight into the way in which research, policy and practice either come together within the sector or actually operate within different ambits. The findings show that there is a lack of knowledge amongst early years practitioners on food and nutrition issues, and that this can lead to less than effective practice in some instances.
Descriptors: Research Projects, Nutrition, Foreign Countries, Child Caregivers, Preschool Children, Questionnaires, Economically Disadvantaged
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)