Safety, Nutrition, and Health in Early Education (5th ed.)
- Chapter 6, œBasic Nutrition in Early Childhood Education Environments (pp. 212âˆ’250)
- Chapter 8, œProviding Good Nutrition for Diverse Children (pp. 290âˆ’330)
Note: Peruse the following Web sites and online articles. You will need to refer to these resources when completing your Discussion and Application Assignment.
Fruits and Veggies: More Matters
USDA Healthy Meals Resource System: Nutrition Education
(This page provides links to several helpful Web sites on child nutrition and fitness.)
of Illinois Extension
: Food for Thought: Ideas for Parents of Preschoolers
USDA Food and Nutrition Service: State Agencies Administering the Child Nutrition Programs
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (2000, November). Nutrition and overweight. InHealthy people 2010 (2nd ed.) (Vol. 2). Retrieved fromwww.healthypeople.gov/2010/Document/pdf/Volume2/19Nutrition.pdf
Bellows, L., & Anderson, J. (2006, May). The food friends: Encouraging preschoolers to try new foods. Beyond the Journal: Young Children on the Web. Retrieved from the Walden Library Using this link: http://auth.waldenulibrary.org/ezpws.exe?url=http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=1038789371&sid=1&Fmt=4&clientId=70192&RQT=309&VName=PQD
Course Project: Creating a Child Health, Safety, and Nutrition Blog
This week, you will continue to work on your course project by creating the fourth section.
Section 4: Healthy Food and Nutrition
Based on current trends and realities, it is clear that adults committed to children™s healthy growth and development must advocate for high-quality nutrition, which begins with a strong foundational knowledge of children™s nutritional needs, developmental stages, and dietary guidelines.
For your course project this week, you will create a fourth section that provides important information on nutrition and age-appropriate foods for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers and that will serve as an educational tool for adults who work with young children and their family members.
Use the following guidelines:
- Summarize why good nutrition and eating habits are so important to children in each age group. Cite evidence from Chapter 6 in your text and/or other resources to support your claims.
- Refer to Chapter 8 in your course text and explain why adults should actively help children develop healthy eating habits and at least two ways this can be accomplished.
- Provide three nutritious recipes that family members can prepare with preschoolers and explain the nutritional value of each. (To locate recipes, look through the various suggested Web sites or do research as needed.) Offer strategies and suggestions to make cooking together an enjoyable learning experience for children.
Assignment length: Approximately 2 pages