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Training Topic - Nutrition

Below is a current listing of Nutrition related training topics and their descriptions.

    N1: Nutrition for the Young Child - 120 minutes (2.0 hours)
     Participants will be able to increase the level of awareness of the nutritional needs for young children, identify and use the Food Guide Pyramid to meet the nutritional needs of young children, and identify key nutrients important to young children.
    N2: Feeding Skills for the Young Child - 150 minutes (2.5 hours)
      Participants will be able to identify the sequence of growth, development and feeding skills for the young child, identify the techniques an adult can use to teach the young child self-feeding skills, and identify ways to enhance the mealtime experience in the group setting.
    N3: Feeding Young Children with Special Health Care Needs - 120 minutes (2.0 hours)
     Participants will be able to develop a feeding care plan for a child, describe traits or conditions that may require a modified feeding or nutrition plan, describe physical adaptations of the environment or equipment to meet the needs of a child with an identified special need, and describe individuals and agencies who may assist with planning and feeding the child with special health care needs.
    N4: Menu Planning - 120 minutes (2.0 hours)
     Participants will be able to identify and apply ten skills for meal and snack menu planning in the early childhood setting, receive key information on the benefits of cycle menus, and provide tips on evaluating menus to meet nutritional standards.
    N5: Food Safety in the Child Care Setting - 90 minutes (1.5 hours)
     Participants will understand the importance of food safety, how to evaluate their environment for food safety, and how to implement simple food safety practices.


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