Ways to Communicate With Families About Healthy Eating

Sharing and communicating between families and early years providers is an important aspect of supporting healthy eating.  Here are a few ideas:

  • Use bulletin board and/or email to post:
    • Healthy eating policy
    • Weekly menus on bulletin board 
    • Sample list of healthy snacks
    • Recipe of the week
    • Pictures of food related activities their children are doing
  • Regular healthy eating insert in newsletter
  • Share family recipes and make a cook book
  • Share family traditions around food
  • Ask families to share culturally relevant snacks
  • Involve families in menu planning, field trip ideas etc
  • Invite families to join in food related activities and eating times
  • Invite guest speakers to parent information nights
  • Refer families to practical sources of information