Lorrene Ritchie presents on transitional feeding of infants in child care at the 95th Nestle Nutrition Institute Workshop

Oct 15, 2020

Children in child care can consume up to two-thirds of their daily nutrition in these settings, and healthy feeding practices and obesity prevention efforts in childcare can support childrens' health later in life. Lorrene Ritchie, director of the Nutrition Policy Institute and University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) specialist, is a leading expert in the field of infant and toddler feeding. Ritchie presented findings on transitional feeding practices for infants in child care – with a focus on family child care home settings – to attendees of the 95th Nestlé Nutrition Institute Workshop - Building Future Health and well-being of thriving toddlers and young children. The workshop was hosted virtually September 14-16, 2020. Ritchie's presentation was titled Transition from breastfeeding and complementary feeding to toddler nutrition in childcare settings.” Ritchie shared findings from collaborative research on infant and child nutrition and feeding practice standards for child care providers with NPI researcher Danielle Lee, Lauren Au of the University of California, Davis, and Elyse Homel Vitale of the Childcare Food Program Roundtable. A recording of Ritchie's presentation is available for viewing online.

By Danielle L. Lee
Author - Director of Communications & Research Engagement