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.
Nutrition Development Manager & Early Years Nutrition Consultant
BSc in Food and Human Nutrition, Masters in International Public Health Nutrition
Annie is a postgraduate-trained public health nutritionist specialising in early years and maternal food and nutrition. She has over 15 years’ experience spanning nutrition charities and the food industry and joined the Early Years Nutrition Partnership as Nutrition Development Manager for its launch in April 2016.
Annie directs EYN Partnership's nutrition development strategy and leads our team of Registered Nutrition Professionals.
Annie supports nurseries and early years settings across the UK to improve their nutrition practice, as well as providing international early years nutrition consultancy. She is a highly experienced trainer, developing and delivering training for early years staff and health professionals both nationally and internationally.
In her local area Annie delivers workshops on weaning, fussy eating and healthy eating for pregnancy as well as teaching children's cookery.
Prior to joining the Early Years Nutrition Partnership, Annie spent six years as Sainsbury’s Nutritionist, where she provided early years nutrition expertise to the business, co-authored the Sainsbury's Little Ones recipes and nutrition book and was the nutrition editor of Sainsbury's "Little Ones" Magazine.
After graduating, Annie spent five years at the British Nutrition Foundation as a Nutrition Scientist, before joining the charity "The Food Chain" as Public Health Nutritionist in 2008.
An experienced public speaker and media nutritionist, Annie has been interviewed on BBC, Channel 4, ITV and Sky News, as well as being the nutritionist for the X-Factor and The Long Way Down.
Annie believes that the delivery of excellent food and nutrition practice in early years settings is a key facet in tackling the UK's childhood obesity epidemic.