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Created by paediatric dietitians at Foodtalk and educational games specialists Focus Games.
The Foodtalk Game helps people working with children aged 1-5 learn how to support child health by improving their knowledge and confidence around nutrition.
An engaging and cost-effective approach to group learning – the game can be played by up to 12 players and promotes discussion and sharing of ideas and best practice.
Contains question and scenarios which stimulate discussion on key early years nutrition topics including:
- Food groups
- Managing fussy eating
- Nutritional considerations (including anaemia and obesity)
- Encouraging healthy habits
Downloadable supporting resources available from www.foodtalkgame.co.uk.
Advice requires some explanation from a Health Professional who has basic nutrition knowledge to enable correct implementation.
The Foodtalk Game is designed to help anyone working with children and families improve their knowledge of early years nutrition. It can be used in training for staff working in early years, health or education, and to engage with families around nutrition and health.
Engaging with families
The Foodtalk Game can be used with parents and families, to help them better understand their child’s nutritional needs. It can be used to support conversation with families in obesity prevention, nutrition or oral health interventions.
Ideas for playing the game with families:
- Early Intervention Questionnaire
- Early Intervention Evaluation Form
- Goal Setting Sheet
- Gameplay Certificate
Supports Eat Better, Start Better guidelines, and the OFSTED common inspection framework for nutrition and health.