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Nutrition Courses for Early Childhood Educators

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Mealtime Matters
Presented by Alecia Hamilton, BA, MA
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Course: #31621Level: Introductory1 Hour
Learn actionable strategies to create positive dietary behaviors in young children, including programmatic and individual educator practices.

Feeding and Nutrition for Infants and Young Children
Presented by Charlotte Hendricks, PhD
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Course: #31260Level: Introductory3 Hours
This course explores the relationship between feeding, nutrition, and development for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. This course explores everything from bottle feeding infants to offering new foods to independent toddlers and teaching preschoolers to engage with food preparation and hygiene habits.

Nutrition Activities for Preschoolers
Presented by Charlotte Hendricks, PhD
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Course: #31211Level: Introductory1 Hour
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.

Feeding Toddlers
Presented by Charlotte Hendricks, PhD
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Course: #31246Level: Introductory1 Hour
Many eating habits formed during early childhood will persist throughout life. This training provides information and practical techniques to promote healthy eating habits in toddlers as they try new foods and explore their independence. It is applicable to professionals who work in center-based and family care settings.

Feeding Infants
Presented by Charlotte Hendricks, PhD
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Course: #31203Level: Introductory1 Hour
Food provides the energy and nutrients needed by infants during this critical period of growth and development. This module focuses on supporting breastfeeding, safe bottle feeding, and introducing solid foods for infants in child care settings.

Empowering Kids to be Healthy and Smart from the Inside Out!
Presented by Michelle Lombardo, DC
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Course: #30806Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Early childhood environments can be instrumental in addressing nutrition education, physical activity and overall healthy living since children spend the majority of the day there and are still in the process of developing habits. In addition to a case study on a successful intervention, participants will learn the latest science in nutrition and healthy living and be able to apply it to daily living so educators can be healthy role models for children, caregivers and parents.

Feeding Tips for Young Children
Presented by Tara Warwick, MS, OTR/L
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Course: #30587Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course will provide participants with the developmental stages of feeding. Participants will also complete this course with practical tips for teaching young children how to eat.