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Key Area One: Infant Nutrition

Key discussion points:

  • Family foods – normal family diet
  • Fruit and vegetables
  • Portion sizes
  • Eating together
  • Lunchbox ideas
  • Gardening ideas

What is your child eating? Discuss the importance of fruit and vegetables as part of a toddlers diet

Key discussion points:

  • Milk intake
  • Water
  • Other drinks
  • Cup feeding – no bottles

What is your child drinking? Encourage water as the main drink – soft drinks and fruit juice are not recommended.

Key Area Two: Your Baby and Physical Activity

Key Discussion Points:

  • Child development (motor skills, emotional, social, and language)
  • Physical activity guildelines
  • Unstructured play ideas (balance, body movement, and playing with objects)
  • Structured play idea (balance, body movement, and playing with objects)

Toddler playtime: Discuss the importance of sharing fun times together with their child to learn about who they are in the world, to develop knowledge, and build love and trust.


Key Area Three: Your Physical Activity and Nutrition

Key discussion points:

  • Benefits of physical activity
  • Stages of change
  • Enablers and barriers to physical activity
  • Goals

Physical activity: Discuss benefits of physical activity and setting and achieving goals.

Key discussion points:

  • Recipe ideas

Nutrition for adults: Discuss the importance of preparing healthy meals and snacks.

Key Area Four: Social Support

Key discussion points:

  • Open dialogue with mother about the program and future support with a toddler
  • Toddler groups
  • Preschool

Social support: Discuss program and future support with a toddler.