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Home Health & Fitness Free infant nutrition course offered by Alberta Health Services in Lacombe

Free infant nutrition course offered by Alberta Health Services in Lacombe

Alberta Health Services.

IAN KUCERAK / POSTMEDIA

Parents who have questions about their growing baby's diet have access to a free infant nutrition course offered by Alberta Health Services (AHS) on November 21st.

Led by a registered dietitian, this two-hour workshop explains why babies need to start eating from six months old with iron-rich foods, how to introduce solid foods and why it's important to switch to different textures. food. Parents are encouraged to bring babies to class, which puts the emphasis on creating a positive eating relationship.

Offered in Red Deer since 2003, infant nutrition classes are now offered in 29 communities in the Central Zone.

Dietitians from AHS answer questions and show parents how to prepare their own baby food using a variety of kitchen tools that they may already have at home. Parents learn to prepare vegetables, fruits, meat and alternatives with the help of a number of different tools, including hand blenders, food mills and robots household.

The class ends with a taste test comparing store-bought baby food and homemade baby food for their taste and texture.

Infant nutrition will be offered in Lacombe on November 21st from 1:30 pm. at 3pm at Lacombe Parent Link Center, 5214 50 Ave.

For more information and to register, call 403-782-3218.

Alberta Health Services is the provincial health authority responsible for planning and providing health support services to more than four million adults and children living in Alberta. Its mission is to provide a quality health care system that is patient-centered, accessible and sustainable for all Albertans..

Submitted by Alberta Health Services

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