About Appetite to Play

Appetite to Play is an initiative led by Child Health BC, developed in partnership with the BC Ministry of Health, BC Alliance for Healthy Living, Sport for Life, Childhood Obesity Foundation, YMCA of Greater Vancouver and the BC Recreation and Parks Association. The goal of Appetite to Play is to build the capacity of early years providers to promote and encourage physical activity and healthy eating with children in the early years (birth to 5 years old) by providing recommended practices, self-assessment tools, training, ideas, games, activities recipes and other resources that can be used in a variety of settings including: daycare centres, family based childcare, preschool and parent participation programs.

The Appetite to Play website  is updated on a weekly basis by experts in the field of nutrition and physical literacy, and we endeavour to provide timely seasonal posts and evidence-based information on upcoming topics areas in the sphere of healthy eating and physical activity in the early years. 

Training opportunities include online training workshops, self-paced e-learning modules, and new training that is developed on a yearly basis. These trainings present opportunities for early years providers to enhance their knowledge, skills and confidence in providing environments that incorporate healthy eating and physical activity in early childhood settings.  Please stay tuned for more information on our in-person workshop offerings which has been put on hold due to COVID-19.