This presentation will briefly cover what is nutrition screening and the ethical issues around screening for nutritional risk in young children.
In addition to this brief introduction, we will have a number of dietitians present the implementation and evaluation of NutriSTEP in their communities as well as in other communities using similar models. A brief summary of the provincial process evaluation results will be reviewed and then we will wrap up with some of the other activities and next steps in the NutriSTEP Program. We will conclude with a 20-30 minute discussion period for a Q&A Period.
The NutriSTEP questionnaire targets The child’s parent or primary caregiver—the person who is most knowledgeable about the child’s eating and other health habits.
It is a paper and pencil questionnaire with 17 questions covering the four constructs of nutrition risk for this age group. These are:
Physical growth and weight concerns
Food and fluid intake
Physical activity and screen time
Factors affecting food intake (food security; and the psychosocial feeding environment)