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Interior Health has made it easier to offer a greater variety of healthy foods and food activities in child care settings. Positive early experiences with food enhance child development and promote lifelong healthy eating habits. Child care providers play a key role in supporting and creating these experiences. Watch our two minute video “overview” to learn about our new approach to food in child care that offers a balance between food safety and healthy food options.

The Food Flair Manual (LEAP BC 2009) provides details on topics such as menu planning, eating together, avoiding food battles, supporting parents to send healthy food and developing a nutrition policy for your facility.

Fact sheets for child care providers and parents:

Other related resources and links:

General nutrition questions? Call 811 to reach Dietitian Services at HealthLinkBC.

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