A comparison study regarding the impact of healthy eating on the early years sector: looking at the opinions of parents and practitioners.

Little, B. (2021) A comparison study regarding the impact of healthy eating on the early years sector: looking at the opinions of parents and practitioners. Undergraduate thesis, University of Chichester.

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Abstract

The objective of this independent project is to explore the opinions of parents and practitioners on the provision of healthy eating in the early years sector. With childhood obesity becoming such an immense issue in society, all adult figures must understand the importance of nutrition and physical activity for children’s wellbeing. The research aims to bring awareness and understanding to the fact that adopting a healthy lifestyle does not have to be difficult or boring but can have such positive effects on one’s quality of life.
To investigate this topic, semi-structured interviews were conducted to gather in-depth, detailed information from the participants. Thematic analysis of these interviews allowed for key themes to emerge that could then be applied to the literature review.
The key findings show that both parents and practitioners have sufficient knowledge of the positive effects of leading a healthy lifestyle on children’s development. This can be supported through encouraging physical activity, healthy eating and looking after your mental health. Such factors can also be adopted when trying to tackle obesity problems.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Additional Information: BA (Hons) Degree in Childhood Studies: Early Years
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Divisions: Academic Areas > Institute of Education, Social and Life Sciences > Childhood
Student Research > Undergraduate
Depositing User: Wendy Ellison
Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2021 11:51
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2021 11:51
URI: https://eprints.chi.ac.uk/id/eprint/6090

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