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 Good Nutrition is essential for healthy living at all stages of life.



Infants (6-12 Months)


Parents and caregivers are instrumental in getting children off to a healthy start in life by providing a variety of nutritious foods and by role modeling health behaviours.


Exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months of life will provide the only food your baby needs to grow and be healthy. At 6 months of age, your baby will be ready to start solid foods. Breastmilk will continue to be the most important food while baby learns to eat and can be continued until your child is two years and beyond. Start solid foods that are nutritious, especially foods that are high in iron.



For more information:

Feeding Your Baby From Six Months to One Year - Best Start provides detailed information on what to feed your baby, sample menu plans, how to make your own baby food, food safety etc.


If you have any questions call Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000 to speak with a Registered Dietitian for free or visit the Unlock Food website for more information.

Toddler/ Preschooler


Date of Creation: June 1, 2015

Last Modified: June 12, 2019