September 5, 2023 Training

Healthy Habits Count


5  servings of fruits and vegetables

2 bite club

1 hour physical activity

0 artificially sweetened beverages

Habits are a cue, behavior, and reward

Healthy eating behaviors peak for 2-4 year olds and decrease as we get older

Best practice – offer 2 vegetable and 2 fruit choices at meals so they can pick which they prefer

Getting kids involved is a great way to help address their anxiety around eating/trying new foods

Picky eating is normal and should not be shamed. Focusing on building confidence.

Food should never be a reward or punishment

Babies are born with iron stores which begin to fall around 6mos, which is why its important to ensure they are getting enough iron before that happens