The documents referenced in "Pan-Canadian Discipline-Specific Competencies for Health Promoters: A Progress Report," can be found at http://hpo.squarespace.com/hpo-resources:
- Development of a Discipline-Specific Competency Set for Health Promoters - Findings from a Review of the Literature
- Health Promoters in Canada, an Overview of Roles, Networks and Trends
- Towards the Development of Competencies for Health Promoters in Canada
A provincially-recognized program in Ontario, funded by the Ministry of Health Promotion with its implementation supported by the Nutrition Resource Centre. NutriSTEP(tm) is a fast and simple way to assess eating habits and identify nutrition problems of the preschool population (3-5 years), including growth and overweight issues. It is a parent-administered 17-item questionnaire that covers: food and nutrient intake, physical growth, developmental and physical capabilities, physical activity, food security and the feeding environment.
This toolkit from the Best Start Resource Centre includes a variety of materials in a handy, ready-to-go "briefcase" for promoting and delivering physical activity opportunities for young children. Available for order in both English and French at http://www.beststart.org/resources/hlthy_chld_dev/index.html.
The Nutrition Resource Centre has developed three resources to assist families, caregivers and professionals in early learning and care settings and in schools to support healthy eating and physical activity starting in the early years. They are available (for order or download) free-of-charge in both English and French at http://www.eatrightontario.ca/en/EatRightBeActive.aspx.