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Module 3: Nutrition and Healthy Choices




Preventing Obesity and Promoting Wellness
Module 3: Nutrition and Healthy Choices

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Take this Turn-Key Online Learning course and earn .4 CEU from The University of Oklahoma, Center for Early Childhood Professional Development.

Learn more about Turn-Key Online Learning.

Child obesity is at epidemic levels. One-third of the children in America are carrying too much weight. Early childhood programs can lead the way in educating young children and their parents on the importance of diet and exercise. This Turn-Key training program will give early childhood educators the knowledge base and practical strategies they need to make a difference. Watch the following video to learn more.


This innovative, comprehensive video course offers a new way of presenting video-based training. This course includes:

  • Insights from experts in pediatrics, nutrition, movement, child development, and adult education
  • Real-life interactions gathered from classrooms across the country
  • Learning objectives and reflection questions
  • Extension activities and additional resources
  • Closed captioning

The time is now for early childhood programs to aggressively address childhood obesity and promote wellness. This course will help you start the process of causing change that will benefit young children for the rest of their lives.


Module 3

Nutrition and Healthy Choices

Lesson Eight - What Children Need to Eat (24:24)
Nutrition and Child Care
Nutrition for Infants
Nutrition for Toddlers
Nutrition for Preschoolers
My Plate - What to eat

Lesson Nine - How Much to Eat (23:54)
5-2-1-Almost None
Portion Sizes
Recognizing Fullness
Introducing New foods
Cultural Considerations

Lesson Ten - Making It Work (24:24)
Food from home
Child & Adult Care Food Program
Body Image and Teasing
The Power of Teachers
Building Family Partnerships