Caring Services

Eating Healthy, Growing Healthy

PolandSINCE 18/06/2014

To improve infant nutrition in Poland, the “Eating Healthy, Growing Healthy” project has developed an accredited network of independent early childhood nutrition experts, who offer adapted nutrition services to day care centers, care givers and parents

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Inadequate infant nutrition can lead to health issues, including obesity and iron deficiency.

With the support of Danone Ecosystem, Nutricia Foundation and its partners the Comenius Foundation for Child Development, Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Institute of Mother and Child and Academic Business Incubators co-created the “Eating Healthy, Growing Healthy” program, which offers accredited training to young graduate nutritionists. As independent professionals, these nutritionists work in early childhood nutrition, where they support the development of age-appropriate menus in day care centers, and train staff and raise awareness among parents about proper early childhood nutrition.

The project contributes to promoting understanding about and improving infant and child nutrition through these jobs and the professional development opportunities that it offers.

It was handed over in 2018, and has been independent since.

€ 1,5 M

in co-funding

6 040

Nutritionists trained

145 000

Children, parents and day care center staff sensitized to children's nutritional needs