There is a lot of information available on the Web but it can be hard to know what’s reliable or not. Use these links to find more information on healthy eating and physical activity for young children.
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The Saskatchewan Knowledge to Action Network for Early Childhood Development (kidSKAN) is a provincial community of practice of researchers, practitioners and policy makers in academia, government and the community who have an interest in early childhood development in Saskatchewan. Check out their site for more information, and to stay up-to-date on news and events.
Aboriginal Health Resources
Resources adapted to Aboriginal context. Available materials range from fact sheets, brochures, decals, posters, and DVDs to program planning guides and reports.
Best Start – Resources
Resources supporting physical activity, nutrition and other subjects. Available materials range from fact sheets, brochures, decals, posters, DVDs to program planning guides and reports.
The Ophea Early Learning Resource
Through The Ophea Early Learning Resource, children are given the opportunity to develop physical literacy and health literacy skills that will be the foundation for their future learning. This resource will encourage children to establish positive attitudes and an appreciation for lifelong participation in order to lead healthy, active lives.
Healthy eating is important to good health. Nutritious foods nourish your body and give you energy to lead a healthy, active lifestyle. Eating the right foods can also help reduce your risk of nutrition-related chronic diseases, like heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and cancer.
Canada’s Food Guide – Children
By eating the right amount and type of food recommended in Canada’s Food Guide, children can get the nutrients they need to grow and thrive. Young children can have small appetites which can sometimes make meal time a challenge. Check out some ideas on how to meet their needs.
Healthy snacks for children
Healthy snacks are as important to your child’s growth and development as healthy meals. Young children have small stomachs and can’t get all the nutrients they need from just 3 regular meals. Older children need snacks to stay alert and energetic throughout the day.
Having healthy snacks on hand should be part of your overall meal planning. Because snacks give children calories, these calories should come with nutrients. If snacks are foods found in Canada’s Food Guide, you can be sure you are giving healthy snacks.
How to Build a Healthy Toddler and Preschooler
How to Build a Healthy Toddler and Preschooler are part of the NutriSTEP® (Nutrition Screening Tool for Toddlers and Preschoolers) Program.
Dietitians Dish YouTube Channel
Short (90sec) videos on a variety of topics including shopping on a budget, best beverages for preschools, and the feeding relationship.
Meal planning basics
Eating healthy meals can be easy even when you’re busy. All you need is a good plan. Spend a few minutes each week to plan your meals and snacks. This will help get meals on the table faster and save time and money.
My Menu Planner
Spend more time enjoying delicious, good-for-you meals and less time stressing, shopping and cooking. Get a personalized menu plan.
Learn to make healthier food choices by using nutrition labelling information.
Some ideas on how to make grocery shopping better and easier.
Dietitians of Canada – Videos
A variety of topics from dietitians in Canada. Topics range from grocery shopping to food storage.
Healthier grocery shopping
Eating well starts at the grocery store. It’s easy to make nutritious meals and snacks when your kitchen is stocked with healthier ingredients.