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.
Fiona Hinton has over 20 years of experience as a dietitian, working in a wide range of areas from NHS hospital wards to running her own private practice. During this time she has developed a special interest in pregnancy and children's nutrition. Fiona has worked with Annabel Karmel and Gina Ford, as well as training nursery staff in children's nutrition for the Scottish Executive. Fiona has also worked in corporate health, giving seminars on children and adult nutrition; developed and nutritionally analysed recipes; and collaborated on several nutrition books. After 6 years of answering nutrition questions on Gina Ford’s Contented Baby website, Fiona has her finger firmly on the pulse of parental concerns.
As a mum of three school-age boys, Fiona has first-hand experience of the issues associated with feeding young children, such as weaning and fussiness. She also has insight into the joys and challenges of the childcare industry, through training nursery staff in nutrition, as a working parent needing childcare, reviewing nursery menus, and from a family background in the industry. Fiona specialises in real-life strategies and practical suggestions to translate nutrition advice into food kids will eat.