1. Through effective counseling techniques, guide parents to strike a balance between providing the fat and calories needed for their child's growth and development while minimizing the risk of future overweight/obesity.
2. Recognize the nutritional differences of beverages (water, juice, milk and milk alternatives) and equip parents to make the best choices to meet their child's needs.
3. Support the parents' role in helping their child develop long-term healthy eating habits, recognizing the role that culture, enjoyment, taste, and other factors play.