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Feeding for Healthy Eating

Feeding for Healthy Eating
Teaches Parents How to Help Children Develop Healthy Eating H

Feeding for Healthy Eating classes encourage parents with pre-school aged children to cook and eat with their children so that the entire family learns about healthy eating. The lessons focus on:  Role Modeling, Cooking Together, Eating Together, Let Children Serve Themselves, New Foods Take Time, and Patience Works Better than Pressure. The lessons also include tastings.

After each Feeding for Healthy Eating class, parents may receive a helpful handout and may have the option to receive text messages or emails that reinforce what they’ve learned in each session.  The text and email messages provide tips to encourage better shopping and eating habits as well as reminders of the date and time of the next session.  

To learn more about Feeding for Healthy Eating, see Feeding for Healthy Eating (Parents) PDF, download the Feeding for Healthy Eating curriculum, contact Laryessa Worthington ( or call the FSNE State Office at 410-715-6903.

Feeding for Healthy Eating is part of the Healthy Tots, Healthy Families initiative.

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