Infant & Child Nutrition

Good nutrition during the first 2 years of life is vital for healthy growth and development. Starting good nutrition practices early can help children develop healthy dietary patterns. This website brings together existing information and practical strategies for feeding healthy foods and drinks to infants and toddlers, from birth to 24 months of age. Parents and caregivers can explore these pages to find nutrition information to help give their children a healthy start in life.

  • Breastfeeding

    Breast milk is a great source of nutrition for your baby. If you are breastfeeding or thinking about breastfeeding, explore the pages below to learn more.

  • Mealtime

    Mealtime can be a fun, rewarding, and sometimes messy time for you and your child. The healthy mealtime patterns you and your child start now will help promote healthy habits in the future. Explore the pages below to learn more.

  • Vitamins & Minerals

    Your child needs a variety of vitamins and minerals to grow healthy and strong. Vitamin D, iron, and zinc are three important ones. Explore the pages linked above to learn about:

    • What vitamin D, iron, and zinc do.
    • When your child needs vitamin D, iron, and zinc.
    • How much vitamin D, iron, and zinc your child needs.
    • Steps you can take to help your child get enough vitamin D, iron, and zinc.