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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.

DESCRIPTION: Concepts of human nutrition, nutrition education, menu planning, sanitation and food safety with emphasis on preschool children.
TAUGHT: Fall, Winter
CONTENT AND 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
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: 1. State and demonstrate principles for food safety and sanitation in food purchases, storage, preparation and service.
2. Explain basic nutrition and food safety principles as it applies to the growth and development of infants and preschool children.
3. Plan activities to teach basic nutrition and food safety concepts to young children.
4. Discuss the roles of the adult and the child in the feeding process.
5. Plan menus for feeding young children following CACFP guidelines.
REQUIREMENTS: Nutrition information on web evaluation; Healthy eating index evaluation; Paper on feeding toddlers/pre-school children; Nutrition education presentation; CCFP menus; Nutrition document; Exams
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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2001