Healthy eating is important in helping young children grow and develop, learn at school and develop good eating habits.

NutriSTEP® screens for toddlers and preschoolers:

  • are valid and reliable nutrition checklists
  • consist of 17 questions each that assess the eating habits of young children 18 months to five years of age
  • help identify nutrition problems in your toddler and/or preschooler and give you ideas and tips to deal with them

Parents and caregivers of  children 18 months to five years of age can visit NutriSTEP® to access the Nurti-eSTEP Toddler and Preschooler online screening tools and receive immediate feedback to your responses to the questions.

If you have any questions about your child’s eating habits after completing the Nutri-eSTEP® checklist, please contact Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000 and a Registered Dietitian will respond to your question.


Due to COVID-19, Toronto Public Health support for NurtiSTEP® is currently on hold and no longer distributes hard copies of the resources until further notice.


Toronto Public Health is looking to partner with our local community agencies who are interested in working with us in setting up NutriSTEP® screening clinics at their agency.

Benefits of Having NutriSTEP® Screening Clinics at Your Agency

NutriSTEP® Screening Clinics will help you to:

  • strengthen your partnerships with Toronto Public Health and other community agencies
  • identify children at nutritional risk
  • provide nutrition information to parents with children 18 months to five years of age
  • improve the overall developmental health of children in your community

Get Your Staff Trained

Call to receive information on how to set up a NutriSTEP® Screening Clinic at your agency.

Order NutriSTEP® Checklist

If you have staff trained in NutriSTEP®, you can submit a request to receive original copies of the NutriSTEP® Toddler and/or Preschooler checklists by completing the online order form.

Copyright Information

The NutriSTEP® checklists are the copyright of the Sudbury & District Health Unit, Janis Randall Simpson and Heather Keller and must not be used, copied or distributed without a license from the University of Guelph. The Sudbury & District Health Unit is the owner of the trademarks used throughout.