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Early Learning & Child Care

Healthy Eating Starts Here

Over half of preschool aged children in Alberta spend time in an early learning and child care program. These programs can have a big impact on children’s eating habits - what they eat, when they eat, why they eat, and how they eat.

Public health dietitians in Alberta have met with members of the early learning and child care sector over the past several years. We have collected information to help us develop resources and tools to support healthy eating environments for young children. See the summary report here.

The following pages contain resources and tools to help programs and families provide and promote healthy food and positive attitudes about food and eating.

Visit our partner site CHEERS for Child Care - Creating Healthy Eating and Active Environments to:

  • Complete an online survey to assess the eating and activity environment in your program.
  • Use your personalized program report to review what is going well and opportunities for change in your program.
  • Find recommendations and resources to promote healthy eating and physical activity in your program.

Healthy Eating at Early Learning & Child Care Centres