Early Childhood and Positive Meal Environments
The childhood nutrition track will explore healthy eating environments for children 0-8 years old in Idaho. Experts in the field Dr. Janice Fletcher and Dr. SeAnne Safaii-Waite will help answer questions like:
- What creates a healthy eating environment for children and how does that differ across age groups?
- Why do eating environments matter and how are they tied to food security and health outcomes?
- Which children are most likely to experience unhealthy eating environments in Idaho and what can be done to help them?
Dr. Fletcher and Dr. Safaii-Waite’s presentation will be followed by ‘on the ground’ insight from Idaho professionals working with child eating environments from breastfeeding through primary school, who will shed light on how best practices are being implemented across the state and where there are areas for improvement.