Talks and Tastings

Nutrition for Young Children

Sunday, December 2 from 11:00 am to Noon

With Meghan O’Connell

Registration required - see below


This workshop, led by Meghan O’Connell from Yale’s Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity, will provide parents with practical advice for establishing healthy eating behaviors in young children. The presentation will include a brief review of evidence-based recommendations for the types of food and age-appropriate quantities to serve and promote. A focus of the presentation will be on managing issues such as picky eating, knowing when junk food restriction is appropriate, and having an influence on the nutrient quality of food provided to children in the preschool setting. The program is geared toward parents and caregivers of children 3-5 years old, but will be broadly applicable to younger and older children. The session includes samples of healthy food choices for kids.


This program is the third of a three-part “Talks and Tastings” series is presented in conjunction with our temporary exhibition, Big Food: Health, Culture and the Evolution of Eating. Each unique session will consist of a presentation and food tasting. The programs are free, but you must register by following this link: REGISTER NOW. You can register for one or more sessions. Space is limited; we will indicate on the registration form if a program is in waitlist status.


Supported by the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven


Big Food: Health, Culture and the Evolution of Eating is a collaboration between the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, CARE: Community Alliance for Research and Engagement at the Yale School of Public Health, and the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity.


Big Food Presenting Sponsor: Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation