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Key Area One: Infant Nutrition

Key discussion points:

  • Family foods – normal family diet
  • Fruit and vegetables
  • Portion sizes
  • Eating together
  • Snacks for toddlers

What is your child eating? Discussion with mother about the importance of healthy food and drinks.

Key discussion points:

  • Reinforce the continuation of breastfeeding – immunological effects, cognitive development, obesity & nutrition, bone density, dental, mother-child attachment, effects on mother
  • Drinks for toddlers

What is your child drinking? If breastfeeding, encourage and support sustained breastfeeding for as long as possible.

Key Area Two: Your Baby and Physical Activity

Key discussion points:

  • Child development (motor skills, emotional, social, and language)
  • Physical activity guidelines
  • Planned play
  • Unplanned play
  • Providing play areas
  • Toddler independence
  • Screen time

Toddler playtime: Discuss toddler behaviour with mothers placingan emphasis on playtime and activity.  Helping mothers understand toddlers need lots of activity, several hours a day. The more they move the more confident and independent they become.

Key Area Three: Your Physical Activity and Nutrition

Key discussion points:

  • Benefits of family physical activity
  • Stages of change
  • Enablers and barriers to physical activity
  • Goals
  • Ideas for being active as a family

Family physical activity: Encouraging mothers with their physical activity and reaching goals.

Key discussion points:

  • Incorporating fruit and vegetables into your diet
  • What to drink
  • Recipe tips and ideas
  • Food labeling

Nutrition for adults: preparing meals for the family.

Key Area Four: Social Support

Key discussion points:

  • Toddler behaviour

Social support: Discuss toddler behaviour.