How can I start my infant on track to a healthy weight as a child?

Lyn Turton
Nutrition & Dietetics

Breastfeeding has been shown in some studies to reduce the risk of childhood obesity and should be encouraged if possible.

Once your baby starts solids be sure to include fruits & vegetables each day. As their food intake progresses introduce them to food in a wide variety of colors, flavors & textures.

Let them see you eating a healthy diet as children learn a lot by copying what they see those around them eating.

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