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Nutrition for Growth & Development

Course Description:

Feeding nutritious foods to young children plays a very important role in growth and development, while also helping young children establish healthy eating habits. Early childhood educators and staff are essential in this process. This course will provide childcare providers with important nutrition knowledge that will help guide them as they plan menus, serve foods to young children, and deal with common problems in the cafeteria.  

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this training, successful participants will be able to:

  • State the relationship between development stages and self feeding.  
  • List the nutrients needed during early childhood and describe how these nutrients impact growth and development. 
  • List the food groups and detail appropriate food choices for young children.
  • State at least 2 common mealtime concerns for toddlers and describe potential solutions. 

Clock hours: 1.0 clock hours Course Cost: $10

This training is approved by:

  • The State of Texas according to §746.1317 of the Minimum Standards for Child Care Centers
  • North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Division of Child Development and Early Education

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