Key Area One: Infant Nutrition

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

Key discussion points:

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

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

Key discussion points:

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

Key Area Two: Your Baby and Physical Activity

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 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)

Key Area Three: Your Physical Activity and Nutrition

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

Key discussion points:

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

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

Key discussion points:

  • Recipe ideas

Key Area Four: Social Support

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

Key discussion points:

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