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.

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:

Newborn gift bag

Well-child visit nutrition sheets: These sheets help inform patient families of evidence-based feeding recommendations.

Newborn gift bag

Introductory gift bag: Each gift bag contains a book, spoon and website card.

Strong4Life board books

Board books: The series of 4 board books is designed to be given out at designated well-child visits.

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.

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.

Register for a training.

If you are interested in participating or have questions about the program, email us at Strong4LifeProvider@choa.org.

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Order Materials

If you have already completed the Strong4Life Early Feeding Training and would like to request more materials, order now.