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Menu Planning

Early Learning & Child Care, Healthy Eating Starts Here

Menu planning for healthy eating can be a rewarding yet tricky task in  early learning and child care settings. These resources will help in planning tasty and nutritious meals and snacks.

Feeding Tiny Tummies- A Guide for Child Care Providers supports child cares in following the Alberta Nutrition Guidelines for Children and Youth. It also provides information on menu planning, food safety, and the feeding relationship.

Healthy Eating for Children in Childcare Centres This booklet helps you understand the Alberta Nutrition Guidelines for Children and Youth

Child Care Recipes

Food Allergies

Additional Resources

Healthy Food Checker

Helps identify whether a food is Choose Most Often, Choose Sometimes, or Choose Least Often using information on the nutrition label according to the Alberta Nutrition Guidelines.

Healthy Eating at Child Care Centres