About the Early Years Nutrition Partnership

The Early Years Nutrition Partnership (EYN Partnership) is working to improve the future health outcomes of young children by setting a standard for nutrition practice in early years settings.


The Early Years Nutrition Partnership (EYN Partnership) is an independent social enterprise* created as a Community Interest Company. It was originally created in partnership with the Early Years Alliance, the British Nutrition Foundation and Danone Early Life Nutrition.


Unique and central to the EYN Partnership is the provision of bespoke and tailored support for early years settings, delivered by a network of nutrition professionals (Registered Nutritionists and Dietitians) with experience in the early years. The nutrition professionals will work alongside settings in their local area to improve their nutrition practice, supporting them on their journey to improve and enhance their whole setting approach to nutrition practice. The support provided by the local nutrition professional will be tailored and nuanced towards the demographic of each particular setting and community in which it operates, in recognition of the fact that each early years setting is different and faces different challenges. The EYN Partnership will work by charging an annual subscription fee to access its wide range of support, resources and services and a variety of different packages are available for different subscription fee amounts. Click here for more information.


Each of the nutrition professionals working for EYN Partnership is either a Registered Nutritionist or Dietitian, with at least a bachelor’s degree in a nutritional or dietetic science and experience in early years nutrition. Registered Nutritionists and Dietitians are bound by the Association for Nutrition and the British Dietetic Association respectively to maintain continuing professional development and follow standards of ethics, conduct and performance. This means that our nutrition professionals will always be up to date with recommended guidance and practice. Occasionally, we will have a nutrition professional join the EYN Partnership with the same experience and qualification, but who is currently undergoing the registration process.


To ensure that our nutritional standards are suitable for the early years evaluation framework, our EYN Partnership resources are developed by the British Nutrition Foundation and the Early Years Alliance and fully support the nutritional requirements of Ofsted.


If you represent a chain of nurseries or a Local Authority or caterer and you would be interested in developing an early years nutrition programme specific to your needs, please get in touch to discuss how we can work together. 


  • British Nutrition Foundation
  • Early Years Alliance