Infant nutrition classes temporarily moving online

Registered dietitians answer questions about introducing solids and textures

  • Sep. 9, 2020 8:30 a.m.

Led by a registered dietitian, the 90-minute workshop highlights why babies need to start on iron-rich foods at six months, how to start introducing solid foods and why progressing to different food textures is important.

AHS dietitians will answer questions and show parents how to make their own baby food using a variety of kitchen tools they may already have at home. Parents will learn how to prepare vegetables, fruit, meat and meat alternatives using a number of different tools, including hand mixers, food mills and food processors.

The class, which launches next month, is an online version of AHS’ infant nutrition workshops, which are offered regularly in 29 communities across AHS Central Zone. The classes are moving online in order to follow public health guidelines on physical distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Regular infant nutrition classes will resume in communities across the Central Zone when the pandemic ends.

Online infant nutrition classes will be offered via Zoom Sept. 9 and 23 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

For more information and to register to attend, call your local community health centre. You will receive an email with your Zoom link one day before the workshop.

-Submitted by Alberta Health Services

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