It’s important to promote good eating habits in children from a young age. Chances are, these healthy habits will follow them into adulthood. From dealing with picky eaters to packing healthy lunches, parents have many questions about raising healthy eaters.
Sugary Drink Sense fact sheets for adults, parents, seniors and teens
The facts on sugary drinks with tips for making healthier choices when eating out and at home. Available in English and French.
Posted: Feb 23, 2017
Take the Fight out of Food – Picky Eating
Many families face the common struggle of wanting to make family meals that everyone will enjoy. Parents and children have different jobs at mealtime.
Posted: Jan 17, 2017
5 Steps to Healthy Eating for Children Aged 4-11
Help your children to eat well and be active by following the 5 steps below.
Posted: Nov 26, 2014
Tips on Feeding Your Picky Toddler or Preschooler
If mealtimes are a struggle, following these tips will help your child develop better eating habits.
Posted: Nov 26, 2014
5 Steps to Healthy Eating for Youth 12-18
You will grow quickly between 12 and 18 years of age. Focus on your eating habits, physical activity and overall health rather than your body weight
Posted: Oct 22, 2014
BMI Tables for Children
If you have measured the height (length) and weight of a child you can determine the BMI by referring to the BMI tables - available with Imperial and Metric measures.
Posted: Aug 15, 2014
Other trusted resources
- Nutri-eSTEP for parents of toddlers and preschoolers
Find out if your child is a healthy eater. A fast and simple interactive tool for parents or caregivers of preschoolers and toddlers. Gives immediate feedback and resource links.
- Nutri-eSTEP flyer
A one-page information sheet describing Nutri-eSTEP for use with parents and caregivers.
Nutrition Screening Tool for Every Preschooler [NutriSTEP®] is a valid and reliable nutrition risk screening questionnaire for preschoolers. Dietitians of Canada has participated the development, review and promotion of NutriSTEP®
- Raising our Healthy Kids
Raising Our Healthy Kids is a series of short 60 – 90 second videos providing information to parents and care providers on healthy growth and development of children up to 12 years of age.