Submitted by Amanda Scales, Health Promoter, Hastings Prince Edward Public Health, 613-966-5500 ext. 416
NutriSTEP™ (Nutrition Screening Tool for Every Preschooler) is a validated and reliable nutrition risk questionnaire for children 3 to 5 years of age. A Toddler version of NutriSTEP is also now available. NutriSTEP allows parents to identify nutrition problems before they become serious or cannot be reversed. The screen is parent-administered and takes about 5 minutes to complete.
Hastings Prince Edward Public Health is working towards promoting the Nutri-eSTEP online versions of the Toddler and Preschooler screens. We are also hoping to communicate and collaborate with community partners to spread awareness of NutriSTEP and promote the Nutri-eSTEP or utilize the screening tool with clients. Families can then be linked to appropriate programs and services to support the needs identified with the NutriSTEP screen.
If your organization would like to learn more about NutriSTEP and how you can help promote the screening tool to families, please contact HPEPH above.