Programs and Services Offered - Parent Resource Centres in York Region
Nutrition Services offers parent presentations on the following topics:
Introducing Solids: The How, What, When and Where?
This interactive workshop will address questions parents have about starting solids. Topics for discussion include: when to begin feeding solid foods, what foods to start with, how to introduce new foods, making baby food and how to help your baby develop healthy eating habits right from the start.
From Baby to Toddler: Feeding Strategies for Your Older Baby
This workshop is designed to help parents move beyond the basics of introducing solids. Discussion topics include: about the importance of texture transition, when to start giving finger foods, independence with feeding, age appropriate foods, picky eaters, portion sizes and mealtime strategies, and helping your baby develop a healthy relationship with food.
I'm Not a Baby Anymore: Strategies for Feeding Your Toddler
This workshop is for parents of toddlers and preschoolers. Topics include: age appropriate foods, tips for mealtime struggles, how to know if your child is eating enough, supporting and encouraging a healthy relationship with food, getting children involved in food preparation, eating on the go and healthy snacking.
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Staff Development Workshops
Nutrition Services provides staff development workshops for Parent Resource Centre child care staff on a variety of nutrition and feeding topics. The goal is to increase staff capacity to offer consistent messages to parents regarding feeding their children. Topics include: introducing solids, dealing with picky eaters, and the division of responsibility regarding feeding babies and children.
Fact Sheets and Resources
Nutrition Services develops and publishes consumer fact sheets and resources on a variety of nutrition topics. Parent Resource Centres can order available resources for their clients. Select resources are available in a variety of languages (e.g., Chinese, French, Punjabi and Tamil).
Healthy Measures E-bulletin
The Healthy Measures e-bulletin is a free bi-weekly email with easy-to-read, practical health and nutrition tips and information on a variety of topics. E-bulletins also include healthy and delicious recipes and links to informative and credible web sites and resources. Examples of e-bulletin topics include: smart snacking, family eating, healthy weights, organic foods, food allergies, heart health and many more.
Posters are available for centres that direct parents and caregivers to sign up on-line. More information is available at: www.york.ca/healthymeasures
For more information on any of the services offered or to schedule a presentation contact Health Connection at 1 800-361-5653
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