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  • Child Care Centres

    Promoting Healthy Eating in Child Care Centres See our Menu Planning in Child Care Centres Toolkit. This toolkit has information on the nutrition section of the Child Care and Early Years Act, Nutrition for Healthy Term Infants, and Eating Well with Canada’s Food Guide. Menu planning steps and a menu template are included to make […]

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  • Feeding Your Toddler and Preschooler

    Offer your toddler or preschooler a variety of foods from each food group found in Canada’s Food Guide in different flavours, textures and colours. Healthy eating provides the energy and essential nutrients children need to grow, develop and be active. Breast milk is still an important source of nutrition for your toddler until two years of […]

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  • Feeding the Sick Child

    PDF/Printer Friendly Version When your child is sick with fever, diarrhea or throwing up, it’s important to treat the symptoms quickly to prevent dehydration and get back to a healthy diet as soon as possible. Your child should get better if given lots of rest, liquids and healthy foods. A child who is throwing up […]

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  • NutriSTEP® Screening Tool

    Nutrition Screening Tool for Every Toddler and Preschooler What is NutriSTEP®? NutriSTEP® is a nutrition risk screening questionnaire that parents or caregivers can fill out to see how their child is doing in terms of nutrition. It has 17 questions that asks parents/caregivers about eating and other habits that can influence their child’s nutritional status. […]

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  • Picky Eating

    Exclusive breastfeeding is recommended for the first 6 months of life. Breastmilk is the only food your baby needs to grow and be healthy until 6 months. At 6 months of age you can start feeding your baby solid foods while continuing to breastfeed up to two years and beyond. Do you have a picky eater? Follow these […]

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  • Sample Menus For My Toddler 12 to 24 months

      PDF/Printer Friendly Version Exclusive breastfeeding is recommended for the first 6 months of life. Continue to breastfeed on demand up to two years and beyond. How much should my toddler eat? There are no recommended number of servings for toddlers under 24 months Offer a variety of foods from each food group in Canada’s Food Guide […]

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  • VIDEO series on Preschool Nutrition

    Dietitians Dish on the NutriSTEP Screening Tool and each of the topic areas within the questionnaire. Dietitians Dish on the NutriSTEP Screen: What It Is and How To Get One Dietitians Dish on Grains and Your Preschooler: How Much and Which Ones Dietitians Dish on Milk Products and Your Preschooler: How Much and Which Ones […]

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