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Appetite to Play
Appetite to Play is a provincial initiative that supports early years providers to promote and encourage physical activity & healthy eating with kids ages 0-5.
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BCAHL Jan 15
Three cheers for for making it easier for their community to get active and follow-through on some New Years Resolutions!
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Maureen O'Donnell Jan 13
Play... the true work of childhood.... Mariana Brussoni’s ( ) research on play is very cool. Mark your calendar for this The Nature of Things as per below.. and if your orbit includes kids in the early years, check out for tips re play and re nutrition.
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Appetite to Play Jan 11
If you have a group of providers that want to learn more about healthy eating and physical activity for kids 0-5 years old, contact us to book a 3 hour in-person workshop! We can travel anywhere in British Columbia! Learn more here:
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Appetite to Play Jan 10
Our Jan 2019 sessions are sold out, but there are tickets still available for the virtual workshops on Feb 7, Feb 21, and March 5. Tickets are $10, and you can learn more here:
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Appetite to Play Jan 9
Our pilot community of practice starts soon! If you are an early years provider and have taken training, sign up to continue learning about healthy eating and physical activity with kids 0-5 yrs:
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Appetite to Play Jan 8
Jack and Jill is a new game on that focuses on coordination and balance. Try playing this game with your kids! All you need is a a hoolahoop (or bucket) and some bean bags:
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Appetite to Play Jan 7
Water is recommended as the beverage of choice for all of us, especially children. Try our 5 minute recipe for making Infused Water, using herbs, fruit or vegetables to add fun flavour and colour: 🚰💧
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Appetite to Play Dec 27
Have you taken an training (in-person, e-module, or virtual workshop)? Join our pilot community of practice (Jan 14-Feb 8) to continue learning, earn PD credits, and to connect with early years providers across BC. Join for free here:
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Appetite to Play Dec 26
Left over idea: try the Terrific Turkey Taco recipe on . Pro tip: Instead of using ground turkey, use the leftover turkey from Christmas dinner! Check it out here:
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Appetite to Play Dec 21
Connect To A...WALL, TABLE, SLIDE or TREE! Try our new activity on that can be played indoors or outdoors with kids, and requires zero equipment
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BCCDC Dec 21
Practice good food safety with your this holiday season issues alert about Salmonella illnesses linked to raw turkey and raw chicken:
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Fraser Health Dec 21
When the power goes out, how do you handle food & drinking water safely? Like this:
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Appetite to Play Dec 21
Searching for last-minute DIY holiday gift ideas? is sharing homemade gifts that your kids can make in the kitchen. Check out the blog post here:
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Dietitians of Canada Dec 18
The gift of cooking: Five fun and healthy recipe books for kids - written by Kathryn Walton and Angela Wallace, dietitians and members of Dietitians of Canada. You can find other healthy recipes to try with your kids on
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Appetite to Play Dec 20
Winter holidays are almost here! Scroll through for fun winter activities like Let's Skate, Puddle Jumping, Snow Storm, and a fun outdoor activity called The Hunt for Red & White December 🌲❄️⛄️
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Appetite to Play Dec 20
The early years matter: Start the conversation around and in the in your community. Try hosting an Appetite to Play in-person workshop anywhere in or join our online training! Learn more here:
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Appetite to Play Dec 19
We have a lot of activities and recipes related to pumpkins - try out Squash and Pumpkin Fritters recipe here: and then browse for even more fun games and activities related to pumpkins on !
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ChildhoodObesity FDN Dec 18
Want your kids to eat healthily? Have more family dinners, study says
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Appetite to Play Dec 18
Mango lassis are usually a summer time treat, but honestly, who made that rule? Try out the recipe on this winter. It will be a hit with the kids:
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Appetite to Play Dec 17
Sleeping Giants is a fun game you can play with kids 3-5 years old that focuses on physical activity, imagination, and communication skills. Check it out here:
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