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*FULLY BOOKED* 1001 Days of Nutrition

A shared learning event for Baby Week Bradford 2023

For anyone working, studying or volunteering in early years, maternity and children's health in Bradford

Tuesday 14 November 2023

9.30am - 2.30pm

Bradford Mercure Bankfield Hotel, Bradford Road, Bingley, BD16 1TU

Join Dr Amir Khan and maternity, health and early years colleagues from across the Bradford district to explore why good nutrition is vital during pregnancy and the earliest years of life, at this free shared learning event for Baby Week Bradford 2023.

Nutrition and early years specialists will share how local and national evidence is informing best practice, and how this can impact your own work.

There will be opportunities to ask questions, network, and celebrate the important role you play in supporting expectant families and families with young children, not to mention a hearty, nourishing lunch to enjoy before you leave.

Dr Amir Khan says:

“As a proud Bradfordian and GP serving within the Bradford district, I’m over the moon to play my part in Baby Week Bradford 2023 by joining other members of the workforce at the 1001 Days of Nutrition conference as host. Good nutrition and physical activity are key for everyone, but starting healthy habits in pregnancy and early childhood can make a world of difference for future health and wellbeing. The workforce has a huge part to play in supporting families on this journey. I look forward to welcoming you on Tuesday 14 November to get Baby Week Bradford 2023 off to a flying start!”

Our exciting line up of speakers includes:

Our exciting line up of speakers includes:

Kerry Bennett – Integration and Change Manager, Better Start Bradford; Dr Claire Gilbert – former Leadership Fellow, Better Start Bradford

Kerry and Claire will explain why improving health and nutrition in the early years is one of Better Start Bradford‘s three key objectives, presenting our learning to-date and future plans.

Professor Helen Ball BSc, MA, PhD – Director of the Durham Infancy & Sleep Centre (DISC) & Baby Sleep Information Source (BaSIS)

Helen will share current research about the relationship between infant feeding and sleep, key messages and recommendations for best practice.

Zak Ansari RD – Public Health Nutrition Dietitian & Team Lead

Zak will bring a local perspective on diet and nutrition, exploring how health inequalities, economic activity and the cultural context of the Bradford district influences families’ food choices. She will consider the principles of the Eatwell Guide and how we can utilise this to ensure a balanced diet is achieved across all cultures.

Michelle Connors – Service Manager, HENRY Bradford

Michelle will be sharing learning from the HENRY programme, applying a strengths-based and partnership approach to working with parents and addressing the different elements that together form the foundation for lifelong physical and emotional wellbeing. This learning is used as a catalyst for change, enabling practitioners and families to work together to promote a healthy family lifestyle and the best start in life for babies and children.

Dorothy Marlen, Early Childhood Consultant and Trainer

Dorothy is a trainer and consultant who specialises in the Pikler approach to childcare and Steiner Waldorf Early Childhood Education.

Dorothy will bring insights about play and the importance of physical play, with a specific focus on babies from birth to 18 months and their journey through natural movement from birth to standing.

What people said about last year’s event:

"I had such a lovely time at this event! The format was great, the variety, lengths and selection of presentations was just fab. I loved the opportunity to mix with so many colleagues and former colleagues!"

"All the speakers were very knowledgeable and their passion for their roles came across."

"Thank you - a massively successful event and by a long way the highlight of my working week!"

"It was terrific. All the organisation that must have gone into the day was so worthwhile as it went like a dream and was hugely enjoyable. It didn't feel like work."

This event is fully booked - join the waiting list here

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