appetite to play
Appetite to Play supports early years providers, parents and caregivers to promote and encourage physical activity and healthy eating.
Appetite to Play is a province-wide initiative to promote and encourage physical activity and healthy eating with children in the early years (birth to 5 years old) by informing, engaging and empowering the communities around them.
Appetite to Play provides many useful and practical resources to help build the capacity of parents, caregivers, early years providers, health promotion providers, and many other service providers that support young children and their families. Resources include training, ideas, games, activities, recipes, recommended practices, self-assessment tools, and other resources that can be used in a variety of settings. We have resources for caregivers to use at home, as well as for providers to use in daycare centres, preschools, and parenting programs, to name a few. All Appetite to Play resources are evidence-based and aligned with recommendations from the BC Ministry of Health.
Appetite to Play is led by Child Health BC, and developed in 2017 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.