Workshops

Nutrition for the Growing Baby

Transition to solid food can be a happy, joyful experience! This class is for parents of infants 5 months and older. The following topics can be addressed:

  • Developmental milestones as they relate to feeding your baby
  • How to listen to your infant’s hunger and satiety cues
  • Comparison of homemade and store bought baby foods
  • The importance of family meals and offering new foods multiple times
  • What are “safe” finger foods for your baby
  • How to pick a booster or high chair for your baby
  • When to introduce possible food allergens
  • Timing of meals, snacks and breast/formula feedings
  • When and how to introduce a cup/straw
  • When to wean from a bottle

How to Tackle the Feeding Challenges of the Toddler and Preschool Years

Feeding challenges evolve as your child grows.  Parents are under a lot of pressure to get feeding right. This workshop covers the parenting skills and knowledge that are critical to help make mealtimes a success for you and your child. This class is for parents of children 11 months and older and will cover the following topics:

  • Normal feeding behaviors
  • How to stop the mealtime battles and encourage positive mealtime behaviors
  • How to create healthy attitudes towards food and eating
  • Child temperaments and feeding styles
  • How to introduce new foods
  • Meal and snack patterns and portion sizes
  • Healthy breakfast and lunch ideas for daycare or home
  • How to be responsive and build trust with your child around feeding

If you are interested in hosting one of these workshops contact Linda at linda@happyeaters.org or phone 857-636-0255.