Supporting caregivers to increase pulse crop consumption among rural early years children: An intervention study

  • Beans
  • Chickpeas
  • Lentils
  • Peas
  • University of Saskatchewan

Lead Investigator(s)

Dr. Anne Leis

Lead Investigator(s) Institution

University of Saskatchewan - Dept. of Community Health and Epidemiology


To evaluate the impact of the pulse crop pilot intervention on expanding the variety of healthy dietary options provided to early years children in childcare centres.


A pulse crop intervention in childcare centres is feasible and can have an impact on increasing educators’ knowledge and awareness of pulse crops, and in supporting educators to providing children with opportunities for pulse crop consumption.

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Duration/Timeline of Project (Year to Year)

2011 - 2013