Healthy Eating Behaviours & Food Safety

Algoma Public Health

Healthy Eating Behaviours & Food Safety

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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 about feeding your baby call EatRight Ontario to speak to a Registered Dietitian for free at 1-877-510-5102 or visit the EatRight Ontario website or the Parent Child Information Line at 705-541-7101 or 1-888-537-5741 for more information.

Toddler/ Preschooler
Older Adults


Date of Creation: June 1, 2015

Last Modified: Oct 26, 2015