Nutrition and Feeding: We are what we eat…

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Nutrition is vital to good health, and good health is vital to learning and development.

This post is dedicated to providing information on nutrition and feeding both for all young children and children with special needs. I have recently done several work shops related to nutrition and feeding.  I have attached two presentations, each with further links to resources I have found helpful in my journey to understand nutrition and feeding as it relates to child development. I have also included additional links to help you on your journey.

NutritionWorkshop: Chilldren with Special Needs

Feeding Frenzy: A Transdisciplinary Approach to Feeding Issues

Nutrition and Children with Special Needs (Washington State Health Dept.)

Infant Nutrition and Health Resource List (Food and Nutrition Information Center)

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Ellyn Satter’s  webinars  on  Raising Children with Special Needs to be Competent Eaters by Ellyn Satter, Pamela Estes and Ines Anchondo can be found at:  http://www.ellynsatterinstitute.org

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Child Nutrition in the World Today…What we need to know?


Yesterday in Santa Cruz, US Congressman Sam Farr and CA Assemblyman Bill Monning spoke with UCSF Pediatric Endocrinologist Robert Listig, about the current nutritional crisis and it’s impact on our children and our world.

Santa Cruz Sentinel Article –“Monning pushes tax…”

Sugar the Bitter Truth (You Tube)

Article on Childhood Obesity