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Professional Development: Food, Feeding & Physical Activity in the Early Years


Nicole Fetterly will enhance your knowledge, skills and confidence by illuminating childcare settings that support physical literacy, healthy eating and child development.

Friday, March 24

1:30pm - 3:30pm (PT)

In This Workshop:

  • This instructor leads an interactive online workshop that will enhance knowledge, skills and confidence in creating childcare settings that support physical literacy, healthy eating and healthy child development. Planning tools, self-assessments, recipes, games and activities will be shared. An overview of the resource rich Appetite to Play website will be included.

  • This workshop is geared to early years providers who are interested in learning more about physical activity and healthy eating for children 0-5 years old, and who want to increase their capacity in this field. The workshop will count towards professional development credits for Early Years Providers. (EYP)

Nicole Fetterly, RD MSc

Nicole has been one of the Lead Trainers for Appetite to Play since its inception in 2017. In this role she creates and facilitates educational content for early years providers and parents as well as creating the food and feeding resources on the website.

Nicole graduated from the integrated dietetic program at UBC in 2007 and completed her Master of Science in 2020 at UVic. Nicole educates Canadians about food and nutrition, with numerous written publications and resources for government, peer-reviewed journals, charitable and community organizations and the media. She facilitates online educational programming as well as video features and cooking classes for many audiences, including on television and radio and as a university instructor. Nicole has worked in numerous settings as a dietitian including hospitals and long term care, grocery stores and the food industry as well as being a campus dietitian at both UBC and UVic.

Nicole is passionate about helping people make the best food choices they can for themselves and for a sustainable food system. As a working mother with 2 children, she knows the challenges of getting healthy food on the table fast and tries to provide recommendations centered in practicality.

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