We provide up-to-date food and nutrition information about young children for those working in childcare: Early Childhood Educators, cooks and program administrators, as well as students in colleges across Manitoba.
Session Options Are:
- Feeding Little Tummies
- Children and Weight; A Heavy Burden
- How to Raise a Good Eater
- Current healthy eating information with practical ideas for action
- Food and nutrition topics specific to preschoolers
- Personal learning for participants
- Resources with age-appropriate information for the children in your care
- Hands-on: participants learn by doing
- Interactive: participants have lots of opportunity to exchange information and learn from each other during the program
- Practical: Information and activities address the everyday needs and experiences of those working in childcare
Our FacilitatorsWorkshops are developed and delivered by Registered Dietitians. One of our Registered Dietitians facilitates your workshop – we come to you, the site host and coordinator! All you need is:
- A minimum of 15 individuals confirmed to attend
- A two-three hour time slot
- A convenient location with tables and chairs, and AV equipment.
How to Attend or Organize a FREE SessionIt’s simple! Contact us at email@example.com to request a session for your group now.
Resources & MaterialsNutrition for Early Learning and Child Care Provincial Initiative This is a provincial initiative which provides nutrition resources and services to all licensed child care facilities in Manitoba. Some of the resources and services available through the initiative are:
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website with many practical resources like newsletter inserts and child friendly recipes
- Nutrition Handbook for Early Learning and Child Care
- Toll-free line (1-888-547-0535) for questions about nutrition and child care
- Workshops and webinars - Weight and Kids: A Heavy Burden (October 2018)
- Site visits - request a registered dietitian to come to your facility and work with you individually (i.e. menu review, challenging situations)
- eNews - learn about upcoming events, new resources and receive a quarterly eNewsletter. Sign up here
These newsletter inserts provide helpful tips and information on basic nutrition concerns for preschool-aged children. They can be used in any way your facility sees fit! For example, add them to your own newsletters going out to parents, caregivers and other childhood educators. Please contact us [insert link to contact form] for any additional information or resources.
Balanced meals and snacks
Preschoolers need healthy, balanced meals and snacks to grow, learn and play
Drinks for kids
When it comes to beverages, choose water in between meals and snacks.
Being active each and every day is good for all of us, including preschoolers!
Preschoolers should be active for three hours throughout the day — every day.
Preschoolers need small drinks during the day to stay hydrated.
Children (and adults!) need three types of activity for healthy bodies:
Making mealtimes pleasant
Picky eaters? Here are some helpful tips to make mealtimes easier.
If you have eating battles at the dinner table, you’re not alone!
Pickiness is not something to worry about; how you react is what matters.
When children move out of highchairs and booster seats, they often have a hard time sitting at the table to eat.