A free infant nutrition workshop is being hosted at the Ponoka Parent Link Centre on Tuesday, Sept. 11 from 1 to 3 p.m. with registered dietitians from Alberta Health Services providing tips and answering questions.

Infant nutrition classes offered at Ponoka Parent Link Centre

Alberta Health Services will bring a registered dietician to answer questions about types of food

A free infant nutrition class is coming to Ponoka.

Hosted at the Ponoka Parent Link Centre, Alberta Health Services (AHS) is bringing registered dietitians to answer questions parents may have about solids and textures.

A press release from AHS explains that the free two hour workshop, “highlights why babies need to start on iron-rich foods at six months.”

“…how to start introducing solid foods and why progressing to different food textures is important. Parents are encouraged to bring babies to the class, which focuses on creating a positive feeding relationship.”

The class will be offered Tuesday, Sept. 11 from 1 to 3 p.m. and will give parents food preparation tips using kitchen tools already in the home.

“Parents learn how to prepare vegetables, fruit, meat and meat alternatives using a number of different tools, including hand mixers, food mills and food processors,” states the release.

“The class ends with a taste test to compare store-bought baby foods and homemade baby foods for taste and texture.”

For more information and to register to attend, call 403-790-2403.

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

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

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