Eating Behaviors and Challenges in Child Care

Child Care October 13, 2015 Print Friendly and PDF

Infant eating baby food

Feeding young children healthy, well-balanced meals and snacks supports their growth and development. But what can a child care provider do when children suddenly stop eating, or refuse to try new foods, or insist on eating one specific thing for every meal? The following articles address typical changes in young children's eating habits and food preferences at different ages, and provide some tips for ensuring that children develop healthy attitudes about food.

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This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, New Technologies for Ag Extension project.