Important update from Welsh Government about the Best Practice Guidance – Food and Nutrition for Childcare Settings

Welsh Government’s “Best practice guidance – food and nutrition for childcare settings” referred to at Standard 12 of the National Minimum Standards for Regulated Childcare (NMS) is temporarily unavailable on the Welsh Government website while they update nutritional and food safety advice in line with current recommendations.

Please disregard any paper or saved PDF versions of the guidance and associated menus/recipes as not all of them meet current nutritional recommendations and a couple include foods such as popcorn that the Food Standards Agency (FSA) advise are choking hazards to young children.

For up-to-date information on choking hazards, including a list of foods to avoid, please see the FSA posters on this link: Food safety advice on choking hazards in settings – Foundation Years

For up-to-date information on food safety, please visit Safer food, better business (SFBB) | Food Standards Agency

The revised guidance will be circulated in due course.

Bwletin diweddaru darparwyr gofal plant a chwarae / Update bulletin – childcare and play providers (

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