Module 4 Overview
To influence healthy nourishment in children, we must understand nutrition basics, causes and results of malnutrition issues of deficiencies or excess.
After satisfactorily completing this module you should be able to:
Apply basic nutritional knowledge to feeding practices that make it more likely children will choose at-risk nutrients in their diets
Practice advocacy skills to promote environments in which it is easier for children to make healthy choices
Marotz: Chapter 12-14
Rethinking Nutrition, Chapter 5, Appendices 1-3
Centers for Disease Control: “Spectrum of Opportunities for Obesity Prevention in the Early Care and Education Setting (ECE) CDC Technical Assistance Briefing Document ”
Learning Log: record your pre-module understanding and your post-module learning
Discussion - Obesity Prevention in Early Care: Discuss implications of CDC recommendations for obesity prevention.
Assignment - At-Risk Nutrients: Consider the behavior goals, basic nutrition principles, and concerns regarding at-risk nutrients.
Nutrition advice is easy to find today. What we can`t be certain of is whether that advice is based on sound scientific fact. Therefore the more we – and the families we serve – understand nutrition basics, the more discerning consumers of food we will be. This module offers some basic nutrition information, behavior goals that research shows are most important to prevent childhood obesity, guidance to connect real foods with nutrients and tips to help translate Nutrition Fact Label information into quantities that we can actually see.
Personal Food Intake for 24 hours
Time Amount Description notes8.a.am Large
sugar11.a.m 2 slices
1 tspBread and wholes wheat
Romaine lettuce MargarineRoasted
Salt free 11.30 2 cups Drinking water 2.00p.m 1
1 cube Apple
Marble cheese4.00pm1 large
500ml Muffin blue berry
Water 7.30p.m 1 patty
1 glass Hamburger beef
Red onion raw
Fresh juice Barbequed 10.00p.m 2 cups Chocolate ice cream
How does your 24-hour intake measure up for a child of 4?
Children need approximate 1,000