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West Sussex Healthy Lifestyles in Early Years Conference 2020

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“Moving Towards a Brighter Future”

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Conference Aim:

To explore how Healthy Lifestyles in Early Years can be encouraged and consider creative ways for nutrition and physical activity to be integrated across the whole curriculum.

Objectives: by the end of the conference participant will be able to;

  • Put into context issues relating to healthy lifestyles in Early Years and the role of practitioners
  • Describe the prevalence and impact of Obesity at individual, community and national levels
  • Describe local and national evidence based initiatives to improve healthy lifestyles in Early Years
  • Apply key messages around healthy lifestyles to practice within Early Years settings
  • Use different tools and techniques to promote healthy lifestyles within children and families
  • Identify local initiatives, resources and support to encourage healthy behaviours within families

Conference Agenda:

Registration & Refreshments

09:30 Welcome and Housekeeping - Karen Dennison, West Sussex Early Years Training

09:50 Time to Solve Childhood Obesity: Exploring the role of Early Years Settings - Dr Anna Raleigh Director or Public Health

10:20 Why Nutrition Matters in Early Years - Dr Emma Gupta, Consultant Community Paediatrician

10:40 Promoting Healthy Lifestyles through a Whole Setting Approach to Food and Nutrition - Annie Denny, Early Years Nutrition Partnership

11:00 Refreshments, Networking and Exhibitor Viewing

11:30 Supporting breast feeding, in the early years setting - Ellie Elkins, Infant Feeding Team

11:45 Workshop 1: Moving, Living and Learning – Physical Activity in the Early Years Foundation Stage - Enable Children

13:00 Buffet Lunch, Networking and Exhibitor Viewing

14:00 - Competition Time

14:15 Free Choice Workshops:

  • Clap, Play, Sing and Move your way to Literacy! - Enable Children
  • Playful Percussion - Move with the Beat! - Enable Children
  • Play and Movement and Physical Development - University of Brighton
  • Allergies and Intolerances in Early Years - Paediatric Dietitian
  • Healthy Lunchboxes and Snacks - Healthy Child Programme

15:30 Conference Closes

Speaker Profiles:

Anna Raleigh FFPH - Director of Public Health, West Sussex County Council

Anna is the Director of Public Health at West Sussex County Council and a member of West Sussex Health & Wellbeing Board. Anna has been in post since January 2018. Previously Anna worked as a Consultant in Public Health in South West London for nine years, in Richmond and Wandsworth Councils Shared Staffing Arrangement, and Richmond Council. Anna has also worked for Surrey PCT as a Consultant in Public Health, and in senior public health roles in North Surrey PCT and West Surrey Health Authority. She is an accredited trainer for the National Public Health Training Programme and an assessor for the UK Public Health Register. Her particular interests include reducing inequalities, prevention, and integration of health and social care.

Annie Denny – Early Years Nutrition Specialist

Annie directs Early Years Nutrition Partnership's nutrition development strategy and leads its team of Registered Nutrition Professionals. Annie is a postgraduate-trained public health nutritionist specialising in early years and maternal food and nutrition. 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. Annie has over 15 years’ experience spanning nutrition charities and the food industry and joined the Early Years Nutrition Partnership as Nutrition Development Manager at its outset in April 2016.

Workshop Profiles:

Moving, Living and Learning – Physical Activity in the Early Years Foundation Stage - Enable Children

This informative presentation will enable delegates to consider their own practice and provision in the light of children’s physical needs and early physical development. Video footage and engaging content will inform professional reflections to support delegates in enhancing and enriching early childhood experiences in their early years settings.

Afternoon Optional workshops :

1. “Clap, Play, Sing and Move your way to Literacy!” - Enable Children

This interactive workshop encourages participants to explore playful physical and musical everyday activities whilst considering how they can blend readily and enjoyably with the most effective approaches to engagement and learning in the EYFS. We will particularly focus on how fine and gross motor skills link with communication and literacy skills.

Participatory elements include “sing the sound”, “mouth gym”, “animal chat” and whole-body movements linked to letter formation.

2. Playful Percussion - Move with the Beat - Enable Children

This fun participatory workshop explores how children can use their bodies and percussion instruments to encourage movement and awareness of rhythm and beat. It considers what practitioners can do and provide, using percussion, to support’s children in all the areas of learning and development. Come prepared to join in! Percussion instruments will be provided.

3. Play and Movement and Physical Development - University of Brighton

“To move, to run, to find things out by new movement, to feel one’s life in every limb, that is the life of early childhood." - Margaret McMillan, 1930

This workshop will explore the how play and movement assists and supports healthy physical development in the early years. We will consider how to support physical play in our continuous provision and reflect on our developmental expectations for children aged 0-5 years. Challenges in practice and the concept of risk will also be explored.

4. Food Allergies in Young Children – Treatment and Prevention - Denise Kennedy, Paediatric Dietitian

Many aspects of treating food allergies in young children has changed in recent years as new research emerges. Research findings have also radically changed how we think about the prevention of food allergies. Join this workshop to understand more about the different types of food allergies, how these are treated and the implications for your setting and your staff.

5. Healthy Lunchboxes and snacks - Healthy Child Programme

‘My child won’t eat that!’ says the parents never again. Explore ways to support children and families as well as ideas for your setting. Healthy, Tasty and quick to prepare.

“It is in the very early stages of life that dietary habits are ingrained, which gives us a window of time when something can be done to improve nutrition” Professor Christine Pascal OBE Director, Centre for Research in Early Childhood

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