Appetite to Play

Appetite to Play is a provincial initiative that supports early years providers (those that work in daycare centres, family based daycares , preschools, parent participation programs, or after school day cares)  to promote and encourage healthy eating and physical activity for children in the 0-5 years age group.

The initiative aims to build the capacity of early years providers to implement healthy eating and physical activity recommended practices in their settings. The key supports include:

  • An interactive website which includes healthy eating and physical activity self-assessment and planning tools, tips/ideas, recipes, games and activities that early years providers can use in their settings (appetitetoplay.com). The website is updated with new content on a weekly basis.
  • In-person and online training opportunities so that early years providers can enhance their knowledge, skills and confidence in providing environments that support healthy eating/food literacy and physical activity/physical literacy.

For more information contact atpinfo@cw.bc.ca