Early Start Nutrition – Food & Nutrition for infants

This course is AfN certified as suitable for those working or volunteering in a Level 3 role within Health & Social Care. (NB. Completers of this course are not eligible for an AfN certificate, as course certified under previous scheme)
Online or Classroom-East London

The Food and Nutrition for Infants will support you to learn more about:

  • The importance of developing healthy eating habits in the early years
  • Information on breastfeeding and formula feeding, such as safe preparation and storage
  • The recommended age to introduce solid foods
  • Suitable foods to offer in the first year, considering texture and finger foods
  • Tops tips to encourage infants to explore new foods
  • Suitable drinks and when to introduce the cup
  • Vitamin recommendations
  • The key messages to promote in your setting and helpful resources

Learning Content

The training comprises of information slides and activities which you can work through at your own pace (estimated study time 1.5 – 2 hours).


There will be a short assessment at the end of the training with a pass rate of 90%. On completion of the training you will be able to access to a Knowledge Development Plan (KDP) template where you can reflect on your learning and map how you will use them in your practice. You will find this on your ‘Profile’ under completed courses. This is also where you will be able to review the course material.

Competencies Covered by Course

Certificate issued on successful completion of the course and the Knowledge Development Plan (KDP).