The right nutrition during the first 1,000 days of life can have a profound impact on a child’s ability to thrive for a lifetime

Influence lifetime health

Increasing data shows that nutrition during the first two years of life is a major influence on the human genome, affecting a child's lifetime health.

Inadequate nutrition during this window poses a risk for failing to reach a child's developmental potential in cognitive, motor,and socio-emotional abilities. 

Shape lasting habits

Studies show that eating patterns developed between 12 and 23 months remain consistent throughout a child's preschool years. 

Acceptance of a variety of foods in the first 2-3 years of life predicts the variety of foods consumed at school-age and beyond.

Critical to obesity prevention

One in three children in the US is overweight or obese, a rate that has tripled in the last 30 years.  With diagnoses now occurring as early as the infant stage, children in the current generation are at risk to have a shorter lifespan than their parents.

TotBytes empowers parents and caregivers with tools and information to establish a healthy nutritional foundation for children.


  • Adapted from the Institute of Medicine's recommendations to the USDA for the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) which serves nutritious meals to approximately 3.3 million children across the United States.
  • Age-specific meal plans including suggested serving amounts per item and warnings about restricted or inappropriate foods.
  • Scheduled meals and auto notifications to help transition from demand feeding to regular time-based feeding.
  • Age-specific nutritional profile for thousands of items from the USDA food database.

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TotBytes goes beyond tracking to reveal trends and potential areas of concern requiring attention including nutrient deficiencies and patterns of unbalanced meal composition.

  • Daily and weekly tracking of key nutrients for child development based on the Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs) developed by the Institute of Medicine.
  • Item log to easily identify number of feeding attempts by item or food group to help ensure a varied diet and encourage repeated exposure for challenging foods.
  • Alerts to help prevent exceeding recommended limits on specific items, e.g. too much milk and the risk of iron deficiency.

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  • Join the conversation with other parents online and browse tips on popular topics and top-rated recipes or share your own.
  • Stay current with parenting advice, research, and announcements relevant to your child's age.
  • Receive warnings about recalls as published by the FDA and items that may be in your child's meal plan.

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This is the single period in life when it is not necessary to change established habits, but an opportunity to promote the development of healthy patterns.

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