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Eating Well 1–4 year olds

Eating Well 1-4’s - Sensory Play Program

Some children are more sensitive to new flavours, tastes, and textures so it can take them longer to adapt to different food types.

St Helens Wellbeing Service are running a new 4-week programme to encourage children to explore a variety of foods by introducing and exposing them to the different food groups making it as fun!

The program is a great way for your child to learn about new foods by touching, seeing, and smelling them without the pressure of eating!

We offer parents support and advice around

  • Early years nutrition guidelines
  • Weaning
  • Eatwell guide
  • Portion sizes
  • Healthy snacks
  • Sugars
  • Oral health
Activites, Games and Recipe

Eatwell Guide | Food Standards Scotland (fss-eatwellguide.scot)

Pizza pitta faces 

New sessions


Mini Chef 
Location: Thatto Heath Children’s Centre - 30 Brisbane St, Thatto Heath, Saint Helens WA9 5QT

Date: Monday Oct 16th 23rd 30th 6th November 

Time: 1:30pm-2:30pm


Sensory Play – Parr Children Centre, 53 Ashtons Green Dr, Saint Helens WA9 2AP

Dates: Tuesday  10th 17th 24th 31st  October 

Time: 1:30pm-2:30pm


Eating Well Food Sensory Play -  Parr Children’s Centre 

Dates: 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th November.

Times:  1.30-2.30pm

3 - 5 year olds Outdoor Explorers at Sutton Family Hub

Dates: 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th November

Times:  1.30-2.30pm

Booking essential as places are limited

The team support families along their parenting journey from introducing solid foods to eating with the family.

The team can offer support online, at a community setting or home visits.

For an initial appointment call 01744 371111

Children are welcome along with parents and carers to the programme.

For information about Healthy Start Click Here

For information about First Steps Nutrition Click Here



Eating Well 1–4 year olds