From Food to Physical Activity 2022-2023
It’s common to think about early educators helping children build literacy or social skills. But they can also help children establish healthy habits related to nutrition and physical activity that can have lifelong health impacts. Topics covered in this course include: infant and childhood nutrition and physical activity, handling breast milk and formula, food allergies and intolerances, and the importance of vaccines. This course meets Child Care Development Fund (CCDF) requirements for early education professionals. It aligns with CDA Subject Area 2 and is worth 0.4 CEUs
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Explore the importance of healthy eating, proper nutrition and physical activity in the early childhood setting. The strategies for minimizing the development of childhood obesity issues will be identified. In addition, the topics of responding to and accommodating food allergies in young children will be addressed. This course will meet the new Child Care Development Fund (CCDF) training requirements for providers and teachers. This is a 4-hour course worth 0.4 CEU's. This course is approved for CEUs in every state, and state training hours where applicable.This course can be utilized to meet the training requirements to earn or renew your Child Development Associate (CDA) credential. Course content is aligned with the CDA Subject Area 2: Advancing children's physical and intellectual development .
- Physical activity
- Outdoor play
- Infant feeding
- Breast feeding
- Bottle feeding
- Child nutrition
- Meal plan
- Food allergies
- Food intolerance
- Allergic reaction
- Infectious disease
- State requirements
Approved for 0.4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) in all 50 states.
This course is approved for CEUs in every state. It is also approved for state training hours in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, and Virginia.
All teachers and administrators of children birth to age 5.
“I want too make an area for nursing moms to go where they feel comfortable nursing or pumping breastmilk for their babies, and let moms know that they are well come to come breastfeed their children when they are able too. This will help both the parents and the staff to care for the infants in a stronger way. It lets the parents know they are welcome at all times, and it lets the children with separation issues know that mom will be in and out and can also help create a bond with the caregiver. It will also create a healthier eating habit for the infants.”
-Rebecca B., NM, 2021