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Early Childhood Nutrition: How to Get Feeding off to a Positive and Healthy Start

Early Childhood Nutrition: How to Get Feeding off to a Positive and Healthy Start

Nutrition educators, join us for this engaging webinar and learn about this critical time between infancy and toddlerhood which sets the stage for later success in childhood feeding.  

About the Webinar:

This webinar was presented on May 23, 2013 and outlined the feeding transition between infancy and toddlerhood, taking into account the dual purpose of optimizing the child's growth and development while minimizing obesity risk. 

  • Parents are often misinformed about what to feed their child, confused by conflicting information from various sources, and overwhelmed by many food choices in the marketplace.
  • Beverages are a particular concern as children are transitioning from breast milk or formula and parents are unclear about the best choices for their growing child.
  • The nutrition educator will be equipped with strategies on how to help parents foster healthy eating habits in their children.

Play Webinar

Webinar highlights  |  Webinar slide deck (PDF)

Milk and Milk alternatives nutrient comparison sheet

Webinar Questions and Answers

Missed the live webinar? It is not too late to listen and apply for credit.  Apply here for 1 CEU credit by May 22, 2014.  


Katja Rowell, MD, The Feeding Doctor




Mary Mullen, MS, RD, LDN, Healthy Eating for Families



Additional resources:

Feeding Without Fuss, University of Nebraska

Sponsored by:

This session is sponsored by Dairy Council of California in partnership with the Orange County Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics and Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior.

Learning Objectives

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.