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Month: October 2017

Choking Hazards for Toddlers and Infants!

Common foods that cause choking: Whole grapes Nuts and seeds Popcorn Hotdogs Raw vegetables Large amounts of peanut butter Hard sticky candy Marshmallows How to avoid choking: Cut up food into pieces smaller than Ā½ inch thick Cook vegetables until soft Offer well...

Getting your kid involved in the kitchen (safely)!

2-3 Year Olds Wash vegetables in the sink Tear lettuce and other greens into pieces Pull herbs from stems Stir with large spoon (avoid foods that are hot) Brush oil onto foods with a basting brush Sprinkle herbs/seasonings onto food Hand items to an adult to put away...

Food Safety Basics!

Clean: Wash Hands and Surfaces Often Wash hands with warm water and soap before and after touching food and after using the bathroom Wash your hands after playing with pets Wash cutting boards, dishes, utensils and counter tops with hot soapy water after preparing...

How to: Healthy Snacking Ideas!

Some tips from our Registered Dietitian on getting a healthy snack together! Snacks should be around 100-200 calories. If they are too large you risk spoiling the next meal. Aim to serve food from at least 2 food groups at each meal (grains, dairy, protein, fruits,...