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Pediatric Nutrition Guidelines (Birth to Six Years) for Health Professionals

The Pediatric Nutrition Guidelines (Birth to Six Years) for Health Professionals were developed by members of the Family Health Nutrition Advisory Group of Ontario Dietitians in Public Health (ODPH is previously known as the Ontario Society for Nutrition Professionals in Public Health/OSNPPH).

This document outlines evidence-based nutrition and feeding guidelines for healthy, full-term infants and children up to 6 years of age.

Information is separated by children’s age group and categorized by three main categories: guidelines, milestones and red flags. It also provides information on expressed breast milk, infant formula, growth monitoring and specific nutritional concerns such as vitamin D, iron, food allergies, choking prevention, fish consumption and methylmercury. Information on responsive feeding and division of responsibility are also included, along with NutriSTEP tools.

These guidelines were originally published in 2014 and updated in 2019. They are available in English and French.

Resource Information

Date

June 1, 2019

Author

Ontario Dietitians in Public Health (ODPH) – Family Health Nutrition Advisory Group

Type

Evidence Summary, Guide

Setting

Children's Service/Child Care, Community-at-large, Home, School

Age

Infant, Toddler (1-3), Children (4-11)

Topic

Breastfeeding, Childhood Nutrition, Food Allergies / Intolerances, Food Environment, Food Safety, Healthy Eating, Nutrients

Language

English

Jurisdiction

Local/Municipal/Regional, Provincial, Provincial (Ontario)

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