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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10 fun tips to get kids to try new foods
Does your child say no to new foods? Getting your child to try something new can be frustrating. It can make mealtimes stressful for you, your child and the rest of the family.
Picky eating can lead to your children not getting all the nutrients they need. Children need a variety of foods from each food group in Canada’s Food Guide to help make sure they get the energy and nutrients to grow and be healthy.
Eating Well When Eating Out
There are many healthy choices available when eating out. Many cafeterias, fast food outlets, and restaurants offer heart-healthy menu options that are good for you and taste great.
Dining out is an option when you don’t feel like cooking, but making healthy choices can be a challenge. You can face many villains when you’re trying to eat healthy in a restaurant – big portions, too much salt or fat and rich, tempting desserts. It is possible to eat well when dining out? As with all challenges, it’s best to be well prepared.
In Your Kitchen: Safe Food Handling Tips
Food safety is a very important issue for Canadians. We can all play a role in making sure that the food we put on our tables is safe to eat.
Kitchen Tips and Food Handling
Tips on how to store food so that it lasts as long as possible (videos).
Food Temperature Guidelines
Many cases of foodborne illness (otherwise known as ‘food poisoning’) could be prevented every year with one simple tool: a food thermometer. Cooking food kills harmful bacteria. Different foods require different temperatures to kill all pathogenic bacteria. Knowing what temperature your food needs to reach — and checking it with a good, working food thermometer — is key.
Every daycare should get Healthy Start training. My staff said that they all benefitted from the training and could apply what they learned right away. The training delivery was engaging and motivating. It was one of the best workshops they have attended!
- Director (SK)
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