Feeding Your Child

The food we provide our children and the way we offer these foods can help our children grow and thrive. Call our Healthy Families hotline if you have questions about feeding your child or if you are having difficulty accessing the food you need. We're here to help.

Healthy Families Hotline: 519-258-2146 ext. 1350


Feeding your Baby: A guide to help you introduce solid foods (Nutrition Connections, 2021)
The booklet provides useful guidance about how to introduce solid foods and how to build a trusting feeding relationship.

Dietitians of Canada – Unlockfood.ca
This website provides credible guidance about raising confident eaters, including strategies to manage periods of “picky eating” and kid-friendly recipes.


Feeding cues – trust me, trust my tummy (Toronto Public Health) - This video helps parents identify signs that their baby is ready to start solid foods and gives practical tips for feeding success.

Making your own baby food (York Region) - This video demonstrates how to prepare a variety of nutritious foods for your baby.

Speak With A Registered Dietitian

Health 811: For free, confidential information on nutrition from a registered dietitian, call Health811 by dialing 8-1-1 (previously Telehealth Ontario)

Windsor Essex Community Health Centre (WECHC): To connect with a local registered dietitian, consider self-referring to a dietitian at the WECHC. This service is free.

Leamington office: (519) 997-2828.

Sandwich office: 519-258-6002 ext. 733.