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Village Tables offers nutrition focused professional development programs for early childhood educators. All programs are developed by properly credentialed authors, include a post assessment, and provide a completion certificate for record keeping. Courses are digital and self-paced, enabling staff to complete training hours as their schedule allows.



AVAILABLE COURSES


Teaching Nutrition to Preschoolers: Messages with the Greatest Impact

This course discusses the importance of teaching nutrition to preschoolers and the types of messages and learning objectives that are the most effective.

Learning objectives for this course include:

  • Understanding the importance of nutrition education in preschool.
  • Differentiating between the types of messages used in nutrition education and how they are frequently used.
  • Understanding which common learning objectives are important and effective when teaching nutrition to preschoolers.

Clock hours: 1.0 clock hour Course Cost: $10 USD


Feeding Toddlers: Nutrition for Growth and Development

This course will cover developmental milestones and how they relate to self-feeding, nutrient needs of toddlers, meal patterns, and common meal time concerns.

Learning objectives for this course include:

  • Understand toddler development milestones and how they relate to self-feeding.
  • Detail the nutrient needs during the toddler years and how they impact growth and development.
  • Understanding serving sizes and appropriate food choices for toddlers.
  • Discussing common toddler mealtime concerns and potential solutions

Clock hours: 1.0 clock hour Course Cost: $10 USD


Feeding Preschoolers: Nutrition for Growth and Development

This course will cover developmental milestones and how they relate to self-feeding, nutrient needs of preschoolers, meal patterns, and common mealtime concerns.

Learning objectives for this course include:

  • Understand preschooler development milestones and how they relate to self-feeding.
  • Detail the nutrient needs during the preschool years and how they impact growth and development.
  • Understanding serving sizes and appropriate food choices for preschoolers.
  • Discussing common preschooler mealtime concerns and potential solutions

Clock hours: 1.0 clock hour Course Cost: $10 USD


Understanding Food Allergies

This course discusses strategies to help manage food allergies in the preschool environment.

Learning objectives for this course include:

  • Understand what a food allergy is and who is impacted by them.
  • Describe how the body reacts to a food allergy and how a preschooler may respond.
  • Develop a food safety plan to prevent food allergy reactions in the classroom.
  • Develop a response plan in the event of a food allergy reaction in the classroom.

Clock hours: 1.0 clock hour Course Cost: $10 USD


Understanding Food Allergies – Extended Edition

This course discusses strategies to help manage food allergies in the preschool classroom and cafeteria.

Learning objectives for this course include:

  • Understand what a food allergy is and who is impacted by them.
  • Describe how the body reacts to a food allergy and how a preschooler may respond.
  • Develop a food safety plan to prevent food allergy reactions in the classroom, kitchen, and cafeteria.
  • Develop a response plan in the event of a food allergy reaction in the classroom, kitchen, and cafeteria.

Clock hours: 1.5 clock hour Course Cost: $13 USD


Developing Healthy Food Habits in Children

This course helps caregivers understand how food habits are developed, which foods are needed for a healthy diet, and what role they play in building healthy eating habits in children.

Learning objectives for this course include:

  • Describe how food habits are developed in children.
  • Identify factors that positively and negatively impact this development.
  • Identify which foods are needed for a healthy diet.
  • Detail the role of early childhood education in the development of food habits.

Clock hours: 1.0 clock hour Course Cost: $10 USD


Common Feeding Concerns and Solutions for Young Children

This course helps caregivers identify common mealtime concerns with children and provides solutions to navigate these issues and make meals a more enjoyable experience.

Learning objectives for this course include:

  • Identify common mealtime concerns that caregivers often express when working with young children.
  • Describe why these issues occur and which age groups are typically at risk.
  • Detail potential solutions navigate these concerns and help make mealtime more enjoyable for both caregiver and the child.

Clock hours: 1.0 clock hour Course Cost: $10 USD


Nutrition 101 for Early Childhood Educators

This course equips early childhood educators with basic nutrition knowledge, enabling them to teach and model healthy eating behaviors.

Learning objectives for this course include:

  • Identify which nutrients are needed in a healthy diet and why.
  • Describe the five different food groups and which foods make the best choices for each group.
  • Explain the role of early childhood education in the development of healthy eating habits in young children.

Clock hours: 1.0 clock hour Course Cost: $10 USD