Appropriate infant and child nutrition, including breastfeeding, and physical activity reduces health risks and can lead to improved health beyond childhood.
California Infant Feeding Guide -
Feeding guide for children from birth to one year of age, with a focus on breastfeeding.
Center of Disease Control (CDC) World Health Organization (WHO) Growth Charts -
CDC provides information on the WHO Growth standards for infants and children less than 2 years of age, including growth charts, data tables, and other resources and information on using the growth charts.
The Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA) has developed
Childcare Nutrition Standards (PDF) required for licensees of child care homes and centers. See the most recent update of the
Child Care Nutrition Training Topics for the nutrition curriculum and resources.
Caring for Our Children: National Health and Safety Performance Standards - Guidelines for Early Care and Education Programs (4th ed.) -
A comprehensive set of health and safety standards for early child care and education settings.
Counseling the Overweight Child -
This training is designed for the local Child Health and Disability Prevention Program (CHDP) program staff to use when training CHDP providers to engage in discussions regarding a child's weight and encourage obesity prevention behaviors for families.
California WIC Program -
WIC provides healthy foods, education, and more for babies and children up to age 5, pregnant women, and new mothers.
Emergency Preparedness: Infant and Young Child Feeding -
Resources for safe infant and child feeding during a disaster.
Nutrition Fact Sheets for Families (California Childcare Health Program, UCSF) Written in easy-to-understand language for families with a child in childcare.