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young girl with variety of healthy foodWelcome to CHEERS for child care

Child care providers play an important and collaborative role with families in the development of healthy children. Child care and early education programs can support healthy eating and active environments by using ‘best practices’ based on Canadian nutrition and physical activity standards for the early years.

The Creating Healthy Eating & active Environments Survey (CHEERS) for child care provides centres with an evidenced-based tool to evaluate and receive a feedback report that will support action plans promoting healthy eating and physical activity in their own centre.

In the NEWS – Canada’s new food guide came out January 2019

The new CFG focuses on healthy eating in healthy environments for Canadians 2 years of age and older. Much of the messaging in the document aligns with the established CHEERS best practice recommendations.  What does this mean for child care programs? [read more]