Feeding Infants: Identifying Developmentally Appropriate Foods and Feeding Practices


The first year of a child’s life represents a period of tremendous growth and development, including many feeding milestones. As an early care and education provider, you have an opportunity to support baby’s feeding practices, impacting their lifelong food preferences, relationship with food and future health status.

The goal of this training is to highlight the importance of infant feeding milestones and explain how mealtime can support child development within the early care and education setting. After taking this training, you will be able to:

  • Explain how mealtime can help children meet developmental milestones
  • Recognize developmentally appropriate foods and feeding practices for infants
  • Identify when an infant is ready to meet key feeding milestones

This training includes four modules, is available in both English and Spanish, and should take about 1 hour to complete. You will have an opportunity to pause and return after completing each module, and you will be prompted to select your preferred language when registering.

Register for the training.

If you have questions or need technical support, contact Strong4LifeECE@choa.org.


Materials described in the training can be found here:


Continuing education:
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is an approved entity by Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning.

This training has been approved for 1 hour of continuing education for early care and education professionals in Georgia, meeting Workforce Knowledge Competency 1.4. Certificates will be provided upon completion of all four modules and a post-training survey.

Disclosures:
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta planning committee members and content experts have no relevant financial relationship to declare. Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta did not receive commercial support for this continuing education activity.

Privacy policy:
In order to document your participation and provide continuing education credits, we need to collect private information, including your name and email address. Your information will not be shared or used for other purposes.

References:
This training was created by a team of experts from Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, and includes information referenced from the following: