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Feeding Toddlers: Nutrition for Growth & Development

Course Description:

Feeding toddlers nutritious foods 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. 

This course also discusses mealtime struggles that often occur with toddlers. We will discuss strategies to help early childhood educators navigate these struggles and provide solutions that will make mealtimes easier and safer. 

Learning Objectives:

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

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

Clock hours: 1.5 clock hours

This training is approved by Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning.

This training is available On-Demand:

On-Demand trainings allow you to complete courses at your own pace. Once enrolled, you will have 1 year to complete the training.