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NutriSTEP® (Nutrition Screening Tool for Every Preschooler)

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NutriSTEP® (Nutrition Screening Tool for Every Preschooler) is a fast and simple way to assess eating habits and identify nutrition problems early in young children 3–5 years of age. The NutriSTEP® questionnaire includes 17 items covering: food and nutrient intake, physical growth, developmental and physical capabilities, physical activity, food security and the feeding environment. It is intended for use by community professionals and should be completed by the child’s parent or primary caregiver, whoever is most knowledgeable about the child’s eating and other health habits.

Targeted Implementation of NutriSTEP® in Ontario: Lessons in Community Research

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I Introduction – What is NutriSTEP®?
II Implementation of Nutritional Risk Screening
III Lessons Learned
IV References

--written by Michelle Manarina, an intern at the Nutrition Resource Centre and a graduate student in Public Health Nutrition at the University of California, Berkeley; submitted by Lee Rysdale, MEd, RD, Program Coordinator, Nutrition Resource Centre, Ontario Public Health Association

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