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NutriSTEP Implementation Success Stories
Dietitians at the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit created "Dietitians Dish on Preschool Nutrition", a series of 16 short and fun YouTube videos that cover important key messages that correspond to each question on the NutriSTEP® questionnaire. Watch the videos here.
New Brunswick Public Health delivered a preschool screening clinic for 3 ½ year olds under its Early Childhood Initiatives program. NutriSTEP® has been identified as a tool to support knowledge management and communication for prenatal and early childhood nutrition as part of the New Brunswick Public Health Framework for Action 2012-2016.
Alberta Health Services in the Calgary area piloted NutriSTEP ® implementation in an urban and rural Community Health Centre in conjunction with preschool immunization. This pilot was able to link with the Pediatric Dietitian service at the urban location for the referral of high risk children. For more information and the resulting recommendations from the pilot, click here.
The Chatham-Kent Public Health Unit in Southwestern Ontario implemented NutriSTEP® within their Early Years Centres/Best Start Hubs, the Healthy Babies Healthy Children, and the Building Healthy Babies public health programs. They have also expanded into some of the local Family Health Teams as well. View the case study here.
The County of Oxford Public Health and Emergency Services successfully added NutriSTEP® to their annual Preschool Health Fair attended by parents and preschoolers from across the county. The health unit also implemented NutriSTEP® in their Healthy Babies Healthy Children program. View the case study here.
EatRight Ontario (ERO), a telephone, email and web based service that connects Ontarians with Registered Dietitians, is designed to provide easy-to-use nutrition information to the consumer based on their questions. ERO worked with NRC in Ontario to support implementation of the NutriSTEP ® Program for community agencies. View the case study here.
York Region expanded NutriSTEP® implementation through various settings and partners such as parent resource centres, child care centres, other school boards, doctor's offices, public health telepractice service, Healthy Babies Healthy Children program and parent education workshops. For more information go to York Region NutriSTEP ®: www.york.ca/nutristep.
York Region Community and Health Services Department piloted a self referral method in which schools distributed NutriSTEP® to parents during JK/SK registration. York Region also participated in another pilot with a multi-ethnic population in partnership with a local school board. For more information go to York Region NutriSTEP®, www.york.ca/nutristep.
The Thunder Bay District Health Unit launched NutriSTEP® through the Fair Start program. Learning Centre teachers, facilitators, Healthy Babies Healthy Children staff, and certified Fair Start Screeners have been trained to administer the NutriSTEP® questionnaire and provide referrals. View the case study here.
Region of Waterloo Public Health added NutriSTEP® to an existing screening program being implemented throughout the Region at Child Health Fairs. View the case study here.
New Heights Community Health Centre implemented NutriSTEP® with a pediatric dietitian is located in a multicultural, low income neighbourhood of Toronto. It was used at Healthy Child Screenings. where children's nutrition status, as well as other health parameters (vision, hearing, dental, physical and speech development) and behaviours, were evaluated. View the case study here.