CD9: Health, Safety and Nutrition for Young Children. Ch 17: Infant Feeding Ch 18: Feeding the Toddler and Preschool Child. Agenda. Infant Feeding Breast, bottle, formula Introducing semi and solid foods Toddler Feeding Finger foods Variety over 5 days “I’m Done!” Preschool Feeding
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CD9: Health, Safety and Nutrition for Young Children Ch 17: Infant Feeding Ch 18: Feeding the Toddler and Preschool Child
Agenda • Infant Feeding • Breast, bottle, formula • Introducing semi and solid foods • Toddler Feeding • Finger foods • Variety over 5 days • “I’m Done!” • Preschool Feeding • Using utensils • Making choices: foods and serving sizes • Cooking together
Infant Feeding • Breast • Gives mother’s immunizations • When it isn’t the best choice • Bottle • Heating bottles • Holding baby with a bottle • Formula • Milk, soy and iron fortified • Food safety and storage • When to feed: on demand or a schedule?
Introducing Other Foods • Nutrition needs of 5-6 month old babies • Digestion changes • Teeth! • Preferences and flavors • Cereals to soft fruits and vegetables
Toddler Feeding • Finger foods • Apples, peaches, bananas • Blanched beans, broccoli, carrots • Crackers and cereals • Variety over 5 days • “I’m Done!”
Preschooler Feeding • Using utensils • Making choices • Foods • Serving sizes • 3 colors, 3 textures
Cooking Together • Fruit salads • Veggies and dip • Crackers and dip • Bread and spread • Layered things: pizza on a bun • Mixed things: bread dough • Blended things: smoothies • Holiday foods: Spiders = a cracker, cream cheese, pretzel sticks, raisins
Food and Cooking Safety • Wash hands and all utensils before and after preparation and eating! • No sneezing or coughing! • No meat! • Single and personal servings • Chokeable foods: popcorn, raw carrots, raisins, candy, whole hot dogs, whole grapes
Eating Together • Child eats when hungry • Child decides how much to eat • Adult decides what to eat - choices! • Older children eat with family • Younger children sit with family during meal • Eating problems start as parent problems • Don’t let happen once what you aren’t willing to have happen 100 times! • JCC boy story • Relax = enjoy your children and food!