Mealtime, snack time, hand washing routines, transition songs, pretend play, and modeling are all ways to promote healthy eating and integrate nutrition education. Effective nutrition education involves children in developmentally appropriate activities and promotes decision making skills.
Please note: This course is also offered in a series of recordings titled "Feeding and Nutrition for Young Children", course 31260, which is offered for 0.3 CEUs.
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Course created on July 20, 2018
Course Type: Video
CEUs/Hours Offered: AK/1.0; AL/1.0; AZ Registry/1.0; CA Registry/1.0; CO/1.0; CT/1.0; DE/1.0; FL/1.0; GaPDS/1.0; HI/1.0; IA Registry/1.0; IACET/0.1; ID Stars/1.0; IL Gateways/1.0 B345755; IN/1.0; KS/1.0; KY ECE-TRIS/1.0; MA/1.0; ME/1.0; MI Registry/1.0; MN/1.0; MO Open/1.0; NC DCDEE/1.0; NE/1.0; NH/1.0; NJCCIS/1.0; NY/1.0; OH/1.0; OK Registry/1.0; OR/1.0; PA Keys/1.0; SD/1.0; TX/1.0; UT/1.0; VA/1.0; VT NLCCV/1.0; WA STARS/1.0; WI Registry/1.0; WY Stars/1.0
- After this course, participants will be able to discuss appropriate meal service, including family style.
- After this course, participants will be able to list ways to integrate developmentally appropriate activities within daily routines and curriculum.
- After this course, participants will be able to list safety considerations for young children involved in food-related activities.
|5-20 Minutes||Setting the stage to promote healthy eating|
|20-25 Minutes||Family style meals|
|25-30 Minutes||Food safety and sanitation|
|30-35 Minutes||Integrating nutrition education and learning domains|
|35-50 Minutes||Examples of classroom activities|
|50-55 Minutes||Preventing choking|
Dr. Charlotte Hendricks has promoted health education for young children, families, and teachers for over 30 years and pioneered curriculum development and evaluation for preschool health education. Nationally recognized as a leader in her field, her career has spanned public health, higher education, Head Start, and research. She often presents to early childhood programs and at state and national conferences, delivering high energy presentations to illustrate practical and cost-effective approaches to best practice, national standards, and issues facing today’s early childhood staff and families.
Charlotte served as Editor for Healthy CHILDCare magazine for 16 years and has published extensively, including HIP on Health®: Health Information for Caregivers and Families and Growing, Growing Strong: A Whole Health Curriculum for Young Children. Her latest book, Redleaf Quick Guide to Disaster Planning and Preparedness in Early Childhood and Schoolage Care Settings, exemplifies her ability to present essential information in an easy-to-follow format.
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