Following a string of national talks and events The Food Teachers latest Nutrition Know How course focused on support for local nannies in Hertfordshire
24 local nannies gave up their Saturday morning this week to learn about the importance of nutrition for growing children. The 3-hour course was delivered by Katharine Tate, The Food Teacher in collaboration with Julie Hall of Hawthorne Nanny Agency, who are both on a mission to promote healthy, happy family life.
Katharine lives in Harpenden and is a qualified teacher, author and award winning registered nutritional therapist who works in schools, runs a nutrition/health clinic and delivers community talks and demos. Julie Hall established Hawthorne Nanny Agency in 1999 and offers expert advice, help and assistance to both families and nannies in and around Harpenden, St Albans and Wheathampstead.
The morning focused on helping nannies understand the impact of the food they give the children in their care, and to provide an insight into food and nutrition to support the growing child/children that they work with. It was broken up into 3 seminar sessions and two practical demonstrations and tastings. The areas of focus were food for the brain, boosting immunity and energy and sleep. All participants received a course booklet and left armed with a vast selection of easy, nutritious recipes.
“It’s great to be able to work with a group of people who are engaged and excited about the link between the food we eat and our health and well-being,” said Katharine Tate, “we always make sure the sessions include a lot of tangible actions that the participants can take away and implement for the benefit of the children in their care, and the feedback we get from these sessions is always very encouraging.”
95% of attendees rated the course very informative and actionable. Some fantastic comments from participants included, “Excellent session, well worth the money. Learnt some new things that were very helpful” and “Excellent course, lovely tutors! Very helpful for me as an adult too – my diet/stress etc.”
The next local Food Teacher course for parents will be held in Harpenden on 12th March and further information can be obtained by contacting Katharine via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 07802 894997. She will also be appearing at the Child Care Expo in London (5th March) and at London’s Jewish Cultural Centre (2nd March). To find out more about her work visit her website: www.thefoodteacher.co.uk, sign up for updates and news or follow The Food Teacher on Facebook or Twitter.
Photo’s kindly supplied by Penny Bird and Camera