Nutrition: Curriculum Development Tools

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Nutrition: Curriculum Development Tools

1 hour / .1 CEU

Tuition: $10.50

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In-Service Training Course Code: ECE 0807

CDA Competency: Safe and Healthy Environment [1 hour / .1 CEU]

Washington STARS Credit: Administration [1 hour]

Washington Core Competency: Content Area 5: Health, Safety and Nutrition  [1 hour]

 > Early Care & Education Professionals [1 hour]

 Oregon Core Body of Knowledge: Health, Safety & Nutrition


Training Type: Annual Continuing Education

Training Delivery Method: Online

Cost: Fixed

Session Length: 1 Hour

Amount: $10.50

Session Level: 2

Participants will have an opportunity to interact with the trainer/instructor: The student is encouraged to contact the trainer and other student support staff by email, Live Chat, phone for support and resources. Student support hours are 8 am until 9 pm, 7 days a week. Student forum and assignments provide the student with opportunities to share experiences, to engage with the trainer and other students, and to reflect on what they have learned. 

Audiences the training applies to: 

  • Administrators
  • Child Care Center
  • Head Start
  • Military
  • Tribal Nations
  • Family Home Child Care

Language(s) used in training: English

Content Focus Group:

  • Toddlers
  • Preschool Age Children
  • Pre-Kindergarten Children

Training Methods:

  • Audio-video with facilitation
  • Independent study with supervision

Description of Training Session: 

Nutrition education in a child care center helps young children develop proper eating habits. Nutrition education means learning about foods and how proper nutrition is important to the health of children. This lesson provides information on proper nutrition and offers suggestions to assist child care providers when teaching young children basic nutrition concepts. This lesson also offers tips to make learning about new foods fun.


Learning Objectives: 

  • RECALL USDA Food Pyramid food groups for young children and their nutritional benefits
  • RECALL guidelines important for developing a healthy diet
  • RECALL methods for educating young children about the importance of proper nutrition.


  • Introduction
  • USDA Food Pyramid
  • Teaching Nutrition Basics to Young Children
  • Summary
  • End of Lesson Test

This is a self-paced course that and can be saved and resumed during any point. Assessment question and answer sessions during the course monitor the students’ progress, and support the student’s progression, and learning objectives. There is a test at the end of each course. The questions on the test are completely based on the materials covered in the specific course. The student must get 70% or better to pass the test. If 70% is not achieved, then the training system automatically takes the student back through the course to review the materials that were missed on the test. The student is then returned to the test to try again for a second attempt if needed. 



 All courses are completely online. Nothing will be shipped. 



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10) Refunds are not available after 72 hours.

11) Refunds are not available for courses/programs that have been started.

12) Washington students must submit an evaluation form with a valid STARS ID number upon completion of the course and a certificate will be emailed to you. Certificates are prepared throughout the day, 7 days a week.

13) Completed courses are recorded in MERIT Monday through Friday, throughout the day continuously, between 8 am and 3 PM. If you complete your training in the evening or over the weekend, it will be recorded on the next business day during those hours.

14) During the last two weeks of December, expect longer processing times for enrollment and certificates due to the high volume enrollments and completed trainings during the year end rush. We recommend enrolling and completing your training prior to the end of December whenever possible.

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  • 5
    I learned a lot from this course, I like how if explained the different types of food groups.

    Posted by Brittany on 10th Apr 2014

    During this course I learned how important the food Pyramid is in a human bodies food intake. I also learned food portions for young children. One thing that will stick with me when teaching young children that is trying new foods is to identify and group foods, make sample meals or snacks, and how to choose an appropriate variety of food will help set the foundation for eating properly throughout their lives.

  • 5
    Thank you very much for the whole course

    Posted by Katie on 28th Feb 2014

    I gained a lot of knowledge from the nutrition chapter, how to provide more healthy food to the kids spending in daycare.i also learned how to prevent obesity among kids,it will help me to discuss certain things with the parents which might be helpful.I enjoyed reading about child safety ,it was a great help.

  • 5
    I enjoyed doing this from home.

    Posted by Lynn on 28th Jan 2014

    I like being able to do at my own pace, and have visual (reading) and auditory at the same time. I enjoyed doing this from home. I have never done and online course before!