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.
Rachel has over 12 years’ experience in public health nutrition, spanning roles in Government and the charity sector. She is passionate about communicating evidence-based nutrition advice, with a view to encouraging behaviour change and promoting better health.
Rachel firstly worked for the Department of Health where she provided expert advice to various areas of nutrition policy including maternal and child nutrition, obesity and 5 A Day, and was involved in the development and launch of the Change4Life programme. In this role, Rachel provided scientific support to the UK’s Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) and worked closely with its Subgroup on Maternal and Child Nutrition.
Most recently Rachel worked with the World Cancer Research Fund International (WCRF) on their Continuous Update Project, an ongoing programme to analyse global research on how diet, nutrition and physical activity affect cancer risk and survival. Rachel again worked closely with an Expert Panel from around the world and contributed to the recently published Third Expert Report on Diet, Nutrition, Physical Activity and Cancer.
Rachel is also a registration assessor for the Association for Nutrition (AfN), and provides consultancy services to the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) International.