Little Bites, Big Steps

Little Bites, Big Steps

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Your child is growing up and he knows what tastes good to him. Sometimes he will want the foods that are good for him. Sometimes he won't. He will often choose to sit and play at the computer or watch TV instead of being active. His best guide in choosing healthy foods and activity is YOU!

You can guide him by:

  • Example
  • Providing healthy foods at home
  • Setting limits and rules for when, where and what food is offered to your child
  • Insisting that TV, video games and computer time are balanced by active time


  • Obesity in children is now considered an epidemic by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
  • Activity and eating habits directly affect children's:
  • Growth
  • Brain development
  • Emotions
  • Bones and Teeth
  • School performance
  • Ability to develop friendships

Little Bites, Big Steps Workshops, UNC-TV, and KERA

UNC-TV has partnered with KERA to host Little Bites, Big Steps Nutrition and Fitness workshops. Ready for Life is a special project of KERA.

UNC-TV and KERA strive to make a difference in the lives of children ages 0-5 by providing parents, caregivers and the community information about early childhood development research in useful and enjoyable ways.

Little Bites, Big Steps workshops include the following Nutrition and Fitness topics:

  • Nutrition and Fitness
  • Children's Tableware
  • Family Style Dining
  • Food Challenges
  • Eating at Home/Eating Out
  • How Much?
  • Feeding Infants
  • Snacks and Drinks
  • Activity and Fitness
  • Screen Time
  • Activity Ideas
  • Nutrition/Fitness Resources
  • Sample Curriculum Materials

All five modules of the Little Bites Big Steps  (LBBS) workshops are approved for contact hour credits (CHC's) by the North Carolina Division of Child Development (DCD).

To learn how to schedule a Little Bites, Big Steps workshop, please contact Pamela Orr at or Kamona Herring at  You can also contact us at 919-549-7000.