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.
BA Hons Health Promotion; MSc Public Health Nutrition
Karen moved into nutrition after a career in a variety of executive business and communication support roles, prompted by a personal interest in nutrition and the impact of food availablity in schools for her own children.
Karen's work and research experience has primarily been within primary schools, evaluating school meals provision and supporting health & well-being events, as well as successfully campaigning for the implementation of school meals in her local primary school. Karen is particularly interested in nutrition in education and nutrition policy in schools and early years settings.
Prior to joining EYNP, Karen supported a Health & Well-Being Specialist for a workplace health service.