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Registered Dietitians know the importance of healthy eating and developing positive eating behaviours in young children. The early years is a time when meals and new foods can be a challenge. As a Registered Dietitian, you play a key role in supporting families of young children to develop healthy eating habits.
HaltonParents provides valuable information to help families with young children get off to a good start.
Encourage families to refer to our specialized web content:
Families can also speak with a Public Health Nurse Monday through Friday by:
Dietitians of Canada and EatRight Ontario have partnered with the University of Guelph to create the NutriSTEP® nutrition screening
questionnaires for preschoolers (3-5 years) and toddlers (18-35 months). These useful nutrition screening tools have been used by service providers
across Canada for several years, and have been beneficial in helping service agencies identify needs in their community and provide education and
counseling to parents. NutriSTEP® has been used in acute care, primary care and public health settings.
NutriSTEP® is a fast and easy way to screen and assess toddlers and preschoolers who may be at risk of nutrition problems early in life.
Parents and caregivers can complete a simple questionnaire that addresses eating habits, growth and development, feeding environment, food security
and physical activity levels.
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This online tool allows more parents across Canada to benefit from the screening tool. In less than 10 minutes, parents or a caregiver can complete
the online questionnaire, receive immediate feedback on “What is Going Well” and “What to Work On,” and be linked to healthy eating resources and community services.
Get started with Nutri-eSTEP at nutritionscreen.ca. (external link)
The Early Years Health Program (EYHP) has developed a NutriSTEP® section on Halton Region’s website at
Families can request a hard copy of the questionnaire by dialing 311, or they can link directly online to complete the survey themselves.
Our web content provides links to EatRight Ontario, Dietitians of Canada to find a local RD, healthy eating resources and factsheets such as
“How to Build a Healthy Toddler” and ”How to Build a Healthy Preschooler.”
For problems or questions regarding this site, please email Halton
or dial 311 or 905-825-6000
Toll free 1-866-4HALTON (1-866-442-5866) | TTY: 905-827-9833
Halton Region is composed of
the City of Burlington,
the Town of Halton Hills,
the Town of Milton,
and the Town of Oakville .