Healthy Eating at Early Learning & Child Care Centres

Early Learning & Child Care

Alberta Nutrition Guidelines for Children and Youth: An Overview provides a quick look at the Alberta Nutrition Guidelines for Children and Youth.

Alberta Human Services mandates child care licensing regulations for all licensed daycare, group family childcare and pre-school programs. In the Child Care Licensing Regulation (2008), key areas which relate to healthy eating include the sections Nutrition, Menus, and Manner of Feeding.

The Child Care Licensing Regulation and the Family Day Home Standards feature key areas which relate to healthy eating including: nutrition, menus, and manner of feeding.

AHS Environmental Public Health website offers tools and resources for child cares on:

Alberta Legislation

AHS Child Care Guidelines