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It all started when a health educator got in touch to ask me about feeding guidelines for little babies. After all, MyPlate and the Dietary Guidelines for Americans only offer nutrition guidelines for children age 2 and up. What about before then? My curiosity took over and I just had to see what was recommended.
I started with research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), then explored other resources, like the American Academy of Pediatrics and the latest scientific studies. Once I had a good grasp of what the recommendations were, I put them all into a PowerPoint presentation.
The result was the brand-new 0 to 5 Baby and Toddler Nutrition PowerPoint and Handout Lesson. This 33-slide PowerPoint presentation and handout set offers everything you need to help parents, caregivers, and childcare providers offer healthful nutrition to children from birth to age five. This presentation and handout set also feature a guide to healthful feeding habits, ways to encourage physical activity, and the latest recommendations about screen time. It is a comprehensive, research-based resource that is perfect for any educator. And it’s all thanks to one simple request. After all, we’re here to help you look your very best, right now!
But that’s not all! Today I’d like to share a handout from the program with you, for free! Check out the text below and be sure to download your copy today. And, if you like what you see, check out the full program!
What Do Babies Eat?
Here’s a closer look at feeding recommendations from birth to age two…
More Tips for Healthy Babies
As you introduce babies to solid foods, be sure to offer the foods gently and slowly, watching to see whether the baby is still hungry.
Help your baby stay active. Play together and encourage the baby to move his/her arms and legs. On that same note, limit time in strollers, bouncy seats, swings, etc so that the baby has plenty of opportunity to move.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that babies get no screen time before the age of two.
Here’s the handout! What will you do with your copy?
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It’s time for a serious look at the meal makeover. Let’s walk through each substitution and added nutrient, step by step. We’ll leave no stone unturned, no switch unexplored. Are you ready?
After researching the most common sugary drinks and their typical servings sizes, I used my handy-dandy exercise calculator to find out how much work it would take to burn off the calories in popular beverages. I turned what I found into a new handout, which you can download for free today!
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The 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee has offered its report for public comment and review, and all comments must be made before midnight EDT on April 8, 2014. That deadline is fast approaching, so get links to the report and the comment form today! It’s all in this post…
Well, National Nutrition Month is over. We sure had a lot of fun celebrating this year. One of our favorite celebrations was our free poster contest, which we ran every week on our Facebook page. Each week we asked a question we were dying to the know the answer to, and each week we picked a winning post and gave away a new poster. Want to see who won each poster?