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Nutrition and Young Children
NUTR YG CHILD
CLASS CODE: HFED 112 CREDITS:  2
DIVISION: EDUCATION & HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
DEPARTMENT: HOME & FAMILY EDUCATION
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: Concepts of human nutrition, nutrition education, menu planning, sanitation and food safety with emphasis on preschool children.
DESCRIPTION: Concepts of human nutrition, nutrition education, menu planning, sanitation and food safety with emphasis on preschool children.
TOPICS: Nutrients & dietary reference intakes; Food Guide Pyramid; Dietary guidelines; Evaluating nutrition information; Nutrition education; Energy nutrients, fats, carbohydrates, protein, vitamins, minerals; Energy needs and weight concerns; Water and fluids; Food labels; Key concepts in feeling children; Infant feeding; the older baby; Toddler and preschool feedings; Federal child nutrition programs; Menu planning (CCFP guidelines); Menu concerns, allergies and food intolerances; Dietary modifications; Feeding environment; Food safety-foodborne illness and personal hygiene; Food storage, preparation and service; Cleaning and sanitizing
OBJECTIVES: At the completion of this class the student should be able to:
1. Describe the role of nutrition in the growth and development of a young child from infancy through the preschool years.
2. Define the roles of the adult and the child in the feeding process.
3. Identify factors in establishing an appropriate and safe feeding environment for the young child.
4. Plan menus for feeding young children in group settings.
5. Apply principles for food safety and sanitation in food purchases, storage, preparation and service.
REQUIREMENTS: Nutrition information on web evaluation; Healthy eating index evaluation; Paper on feeding toddlers; Nutrition education presentation; CCFP menus; Nutrition document; Exams
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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2001