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2016 Together We Can Conference
Click the links below to view recorded breakout sessions from the 2016 Together We Can conference, which is the only conference in Iowa organized specifically for individuals with disabilities and their families. Recordings include presentations on:


Food for Thought: 1st Five Nutrition Video Series
In collaboration with the Iowa AAP and the Midwestern Public Health Training Center, the Division of Child and Community Health has created a series of 5-7 minute nutrition-based educational “quick bite” videos for IDPH’s 1st Five Healthy Mental Development Initiative. The series offers nutrition information relative to the needs of children ages 0-5.

 
The 4 Ws of Raising a Healthy Eater:
This presentation discusses the importance of having structure and routine in a child’s eating and physical activity and establishing routine mealtimes and making healthy food choices from all food groups. A review of serving size by age and food groups is discussed
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
This presentation addresses the concerns of parents about healthy growth and development of their children and discusses the wide range of normal growth. In addition, a brief overview of Growth Charts is provided.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
This  presentation provides a brief overview of the wide range of normal in toddler eating habits. It will discuss that “picky” eating is normal as well as strategies for addressing this and preventing it from becoming a bigger issue. Parents will learn tips and tricks to help their child become a confident eater and introduce new foods.