Early Feeding Program
Parents have the greatest influence over what and how their babies eat, and studies show that a child’s habits (healthy or unhealthy) are hardwired by age 3. The Strong4Life Early Feeding Program is designed to help clinicians deliver evidence-based early feeding and parenting recommendations for the development of healthy eating habits for children from birth to 3 years old. In addition to training clinicians in the healthcare setting, we also offer a separate Early Feeding Program for Early Care Education Centers.
Why participate in the Early Feeding Training?
In addition to learning about evidence-based strategies to prevent picky eating and childhood obesity, trained participants have the option to order free patient resources, all of which are available in English and Spanish, including:
Well-child visit nutrition sheets: These sheets help inform patient families of evidence-based feeding recommendations.
Introductory gift bag: Each gift bag contains a book, spoon and website card.
Board books: The series of 4 board books is designed to be given out at designated well-child visits.
Who should take the Early Feeding Training?
Georgia healthcare clinicians delivering well-childcare to children from birth to 3 years of age, including (but not limited to) physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners, are invited to take the training.
Upcoming training events
In light of COVID-19, all Strong4Life training events will be hosted via Webex until further notice. New training dates and times will be added each month at the registration link below.
If you are interested in participating or have questions about the program, email us at Strong4LifeProvider@choa.org.