Healthy eating in Educational Childcare Services

This free workshop in French covers nutrition for children between 1 and 5 years old and educational practices you can use to help kids develop a healthy diet. The workshop is available to early childhood education staff and provides participants with useful information and practical educational activity ideas.

Pat le mille-pattes et l'alimentation des petits workshop
Pat le mille-pattes et l'alimentation des petits workshop

This workshop is currently only available in French.

Workshop details

  • Cost: Free
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Date: At your convenience
  • Minimum number of participants:
    • 25 for coordinating offices
    • To be determined for public childcare centres (CPEs) and private daycare centres
  • Maximum number of participants: 50
  • Location: In your community
  • Regions: We take the workshop to all regions of Quebec, under certain conditions. Contact us for more information!
  • Workshop facilitator: A dietitian/nutritionist from our team

Who is eligible for this workshop

Anyone who works in early childhood education and care, including:

  • Educators
  • Home childcare providers
  • Pedagogical and technological support agents
  • Compliance agents
  • Menu planners/Cooks
  • Supervisors or managers

For more information, contact us!

Workshop goals

  • Become familiar with early childhood education best practices for creating positive eating environments for meals and snack time
  • Update your knowledge about nutrition for preschool-age children
  • Recognize factors that have an impact on developing healthy eating habits in early childhood
  • Adopt a positive outlook on healthy eating
  • Become a better role model for healthy eating and body image
  • Become familiar with best practices for educational activities about healthy diets
  • Explore resources for teaching kids about healthy eating, including the Les aventures de Pat le mille-pattes activity guide handed out at the workshop

Educators from public childcare centres (CPEs), educators from private daycares, and home daycare providers will receive a copy of "Les aventures de Pat le mille-pattes" and food cards.



Aligned with
Gazelle et Potiron framework
Aligned with
Meeting Early Childhood Needs

Program(s) covered

Satisfied participants!

98% of participants are satisfied with the workshop

9 out of 10 participants say they would recommend the workshop to a colleague


Some numbers...

Since 2006

13 000 participants have taken this workshop
480 workshops have been offered
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