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CSP Spotlight: It's National Nutrition Month - Time to Focus on Making Good Choices

12 Mar 2018 DCL Staff

It’s National Nutrition Month, and Community Services Programs of West Alabama is focusing on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. 

As with any part of raising children, no one does a perfect job with nutrition, not even nutrition professionals. As a parent, grandparent, or adult caregiver, you can help raise healthy eaters during these critical years by doing your best to:

·         Serve regular, balanced meals and snacks with a variety of nutrient-rich foods.

·         Provide calm, pleasant meal times where adults and children can talk together.

·         Allow children to use their internal signals to decide how much and what to eat.

·         Explore a variety of flavors and foods from different cultures and cuisines.

·         Share an appreciation for healthful food, lovingly prepared and shared with others.

·         Make food safety, including washing hands, a part of every eating occasion.

·         Teach basic skills for making positive food choices away from home.

·         Find credible food and nutrition resources when you don’t know the answer.

Community Service Programs of West Alabama (CSP), Inc.’s Head Start/Early Head Start, Child Care Partnership, and Early Intervention programs engage families and encourage healthy lifestyle choices. Safe and healthy children are ready to learn and explore their world.

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