NutriSTEP® Implementation Toolkit 2015
Since 2008, NutriSTEP® has been used as a valid and reliable nutrition risk screening tool to assess eating habits and identify nutrition risk in toddlers (18-35 months) and preschoolers (3-5 years) in various settings.
In order to support public health units and other settings (e.g., primary care, school screening fairs, research, etc.), the Nutrition Resource Centre (now Nutrition Connections) provided support for the review and updating of the original NutriSTEP® Implementation Toolkit developed in 2008. The toolkit includes background information about: the NutriSTEP® program; training and support materials; suggested models for NutriSTEP® implementation; guidelines to assist with scoring and interpreting the NutriSTEP® nutrition risk screening questionnaires; and, making referrals. There is also promotional information to build a supportive framework for screening. These toolkit components will help users to implement a feasible and sustainable community nutrition screening program for young children.
The toolkit update included support from Janis Randall Simpson, PhD, RD, FDC and a review committee comprised of Laura Belsito, MAN, RD, Ginette Blake, RD, Shannon Labre, RD, Ellen Lakusiak, MSc, RD, Tracy McDonough, MScA, RD, Katie Neil, MAN, RD, Heather St. Bernard-John, MS, RD, and Mary Turfryer, MHSc, RD.
April 6, 2018