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ReadyKidSA: Age 0-3 - Food & Nutrition

Providing healthy and nutritious meals is one of the most important things you can do to get your child to develop healthy eating habits for life. Your infant and toddler’s growth and development also play a big role in their future eating habits. Want to know what to plan through throughout your child’s life? Check out this roadmap.

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Have a Child Under 5 and Need Additional Support?

WIC is the non-emergency Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children. If you qualify for WIC, you can receive food benefits (redeemable at grocery stores for certain nutritious foods), nutrition education and counseling, breastfeeding support and health care referrals at no cost. WIC services are available to pregnant, postpartum, and breastfeeding women, infants and children younger than 5 years old. See if you qualify
ReadyKidSA: Age 0-3 - Food & Nutrition - Breastfeeding


Breastmilk contains antibodies that help your baby fight off viruses and bacteria. Breastfeeding lowers your baby’s risk of having asthma or allergies. Plus, babies who are breastfed exclusively for the first 6 months, without any formula, have fewer ear infections, respiratory illnesses, and bouts of diarrhea. Learn more


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What Should my Child be Eating Daily?

  • 10 Snacks Kids Can Make Themselves
    – Veggies and Dip
    – Fruit and Cheese Kabobs
    – Yogurt Parfaits
    – Ants on a Log
    – Cinnamon or Peanut Butter Toast
    – Toasted Cheese Sandwich
    – Microwave Popcorn
    – Microwave Pizza
    – Fruit Smoothies
    – Edamame


ReadyKidSA: Age 0-3 - Food & Nutrition - Healthy Recipes for the Whole Family

Delicious Healthy Recipes for the Whole Family

Your family eating habits have a major influence on your child’s eating habits.


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