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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.