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Module: Nutrition

Welcome to Building a Healthy Start Module One. This module focuses on promoting breastfeeding, family style dining, and good nutrition for infants and toddlers in child care. Promoting healthy eating in early childhood forms the basis for a lifetime of healthy eating!

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Describe best practice for feeding infants, including promoting breastfeeding.
  • Describe developmentally appropriate ways to introduce solid foods and other fluids.
  • Identify nutritious foods and appropriate serving sizes for toddlers.

Caring for Our Children, Third Edition, (CFOC3) Standards

The content of this module is based on the following CFOC3 Standards, with Information incorporated from additional standards in CFOC3 Chapter 4 - Nutrition and Food Service as appropriate:

Online Viewing

Module content may be viewed online through two training videos: Part 1 Feeding Infants and Part 2 Feeding Toddlers. These videos are made available through the Alabama Public Health Training Network. The distance learner must register and complete a pre-test prior to viewing each program. At the completion of each program, the distance learner must complete a post-test and training evaluation form. A certificate for one clock hour of training may be printed after both programs are viewed. Distance learners will also receive a brief post-training survey at their email addresses approximately two months after completing the module.

Supplemental Materials

There are four printable handouts for this module. These materials may be downloaded for use during training and later as a daily reference guide.

Training Kit

Child care program directors may choose to access the Building a Healthy Start Module One Training Kit to use for professional development during staff training days. All module training materials may be downloaded below.

Page last updated: May 13, 2021