Eating Well: Additional Resources for Childcare Professionals

Child care For evidence informed nutrition information that will help to guide you in your work, consider the following sites:

  • Pediatric Nutrition Guidelines (ODPH)

    • This document outlines evidence-informed nutrition and feeding guidelines and red flags for healthy, full-term infants and children up to six years of age. 
  • Laptop and mouseUnlock Food

    • A credible website with healthy eating articles, videos, recipes and interactive tools that promote healthy eating throughout the lifecycle, including the early years.

  • Menu Planning and Supportive Nutrition Environments in Child Care Settings—Practical Guide

    • A guide created to help child care providers meet the food and drink requirements in the Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014 for children one year of age or older.
    • This guide will also help child care providers create a supportive nutrition environment within their child care setting.
  • Menu and Nutrition Environment Self-Assessment Tool

    • This tool will help child care cooks, chefs and providers assess their menus to meet the food and drink requirements in the Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014.
    • This self-assessment tool complements the Menu Planning and Supportive Nutrition Environments in Child Care Settings Practical Guide listed above.
  • Health Canada

    • Suggest Health Canada’s consumer-friendly information website for your parents. It contains videos, handouts, and information on topics such as eating well, physical activity, food recalls and much more. 

  • Paint Your Plate

    • This resource provides ideas, recipes and games to incorporate vegetables and fruit throughout the day.
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