Snack time is a time for healthy eating and drinking. • Choose milk or water for your preschooler or for the children in your care. • Sweetened drinks, juice, fruit punch, and sports drinks should be discouraged. Milk with meals and water in between always works best for their health. • Snack time is another… Continue reading Snack or Treat?
Sitting around the table together can help you connect and build your relationship. • Family meals are the best way to connect at the end of the day. • Turn off all screens during meals to help your family connect. • Shopping for food and meal planning are also good times to connect. Some children… Continue reading Connect With Your Child When You Eat
Your job is to offer healthy food to your child. Their job is to eat the amount that is right for them. • Trust your preschooler’s appetite – they can and will tell you when they are full. • Family meals are the best way to connect at the end of the day. • Turn… Continue reading Don’t Give Up On Peas!
Be ready for messes and fun by smiling, talking, and playing games while eating • Let baby lead • Have fun, but be safe when letting your baby explore foods • Help baby be a healthy eater • Be patient as your child learns to eat Baby uses all five senses at mealtime: touch, smell,… Continue reading Let Your Baby Lead
Eating solid food is an important milestone for baby; it is one of your child’s first important skills Babies need only breast milk or formula for about the first six months. Babies do not need water, juice, or other liquids. Eating solid food is an important milestone for baby; it is one of child’s first… Continue reading Feeding Your Baby Solid Foods
Always keeping in mind that a mother’s breast milk is special and unique for her infant, but formula fed babies can thrive too! • Feeding your baby is about more than just eating, it is also about connecting • Breast milk protects baby from being sick • Working moms can breast feed by pumping their… Continue reading The First Choice: Breast or Bottle?
Toddlers need two to three small snacks a day, along with three meals. • Use small toddler size cups, dishes and silverware to help them learn to feed themselves • Toddlers need two to three healthy snacks a day – make them part of the daily routine at home and at childcare • Snacks aren’t… Continue reading Your Child’s Stomach is the Size of Their Fist