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  • 1. EARLY CHILDHOOLD EDUCATORS’NUTRITION, HEALTH & SAFETY TRAINING NUTRITION, HEALTH & SAFETY TRAINING
  • 2. EARLY CHILDHOOLD EDUCATORS’NUTRITION, HEALTH & SAFETY TRAINING INTRODUCTIONConsiderations for the development of well-defined health, safety and nutritionpractices for an early learning environment.Identification of developmentally appropriate practices for teaching young childrenabout their own health, safety, and nutrition.Examples of learning activities which foster a young child’s understanding of theimportance of physical activities, physical fitness, health, nutrition and safety.Describe teacher responsibilities to ensure a safe and healthy learning environment.Describe strategies to involve and engage families and communities in the physicalfitness, health, safety and nutrition programs in the early childhood education setting.Conclusion which includes a restatement of the opening thesis statement andsummary of the health, safety and nutrition strategies and practices discussedthroughout the project.
  • 3. EARLY CHILDHOOLD EDUCATORS’ NUTRITION, HEALTH & SAFETY TRAINING THESIS STATEMENT“Overweight and obesity in children are significant public health problems in the United States (U.S.Department of Health & Human Services, n.d). Although, there are multiple causes for childhoodobesity, lack of physical activity and unhealthy food choices are two of the main contributors tochildhood obesity. Early childhood educators are the gateway to knowledge and the first respondersin educating and responding to nutrition, health and safety, as such early childhood educators must beknowledgeable on the latest developments in nutrition, health and safety.
  • 4. EARLY CHILDHOOLD EDUCATORS’NUTRITION, HEALTH & SAFETY TRAININGThis training will address six key categories of specialized knowledge that shape early childhood professional practice Child Growth & Development Family & Community Relations Health, Safety & Nutrition Child Observation & Assessment
  • 5. EARLY CHILDHOOLD EDUCATORS’ NUTRITION, HEALTH & SAFETY TRAINING PURPOSE STATEMENTStaying abreast of constant changes and developments on nutrition, health and safety can bechallenging. On-going training in nutrition programs is a viable way to enhance nutrition knowledgefor childhood educators and provide an opportunity for parents and children to work collaboratively.This training will provide an overview of nutrition, healthy & safety, as well as resources for earlychildhood educators to gain knowledge and understanding of their role in facilitating early childhoodnutrition, health and safety.
  • 6. EARLY CHILDHOOLD EDUCATORS’NUTRITION, HEALTH & SAFETY TRAINING Considerations for the development of well-defined health, safety and nutrition practices for an early learning environment.
  • 7. EARLY CHILDHOOLD EDUCATORS’NUTRITION, HEALTH & SAFETY TRAININGIdentification of developmentally appropriate practices for teaching young children about their own health, safety, and nutrition.
  • 8. EARLY CHILDHOOLD EDUCATORS’NUTRITION, HEALTH & SAFETY TRAINING Examples of learning activities which foster ayoung child’s understanding of the importance of physical activities, physical fitness, health, nutrition and safety.
  • 9. EARLY CHILDHOOLD EDUCATORS’NUTRITION, HEALTH & SAFETY TRAINING Describe teacher responsibilities to ensure a safe and healthy learning environment.
  • 10. EARLY CHILDHOOLD EDUCATORS’NUTRITION, HEALTH & SAFETY TRAINING Describe strategies to involve and engagefamilies and communities in the physical fitness, health, safety and nutrition programs in the early childhood education setting.
  • 11. EARLY CHILDHOOLD EDUCATORS’NUTRITION, HEALTH & SAFETY TRAININGConclusion which includes a restatement of theopening thesis statement and summary of the health, safety and nutrition strategies and practices discussed throughout the project.
  • 12. EARLY CHILDHOOLD EDUCATORS’NUTRITION, HEALTH & SAFETY TRAINING REFERENCESChildhood Obesity. (n.d.). U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Retrieved January 5, 2012 from .http://aspe.hhs.gov/health/reports/child_obesity/Sorte, J., Daeschel, I., & Amador, C. (2011). Nutrition, health and safety for young children. Pearson: Upper Saddle River.United States Department of Agriculture (n.d.). Nutrition Education for Preschool Children Retrieved December 15, 2011 from http://www.csrees.usda.gov/nea/food/pdfs/ roundtable_references_preschool.pdf