Nutrition, Health and Hygiene

Nutrition, Health and Hygiene


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If you are employed in a state that uses a registry to track professional development hours, you will be able to provide your registry ID (Stars, MOPID, Registry or other ECE ID#) after you have completed the quiz for the course. If you pass the quiz we will report your course completion to the state registry using the registry ID that you provide.
This course covers many aspects of nutrition and health for children from the perspective of the 5-2-1-0 initiative. They recommend at least 5 fruits and veggies per day, less than 2 hours of screen time daily, at least one hour of physical exercise per day and zero sugary drinks for children. We also discuss specific exercises for crossing the midline and yoga with children. For the hygiene portion we cover hand washing, germs and covering your cough. This course has a dozen printable resources including file folder games and recipes!  Course is great for toddler through school age. Course Length – 3.0 hours.
This course does not meet the Pennsylvania 10 hour Health and Safety course required by Department of Human Services. In addition, some of the information included in this course may or may not reflect current Health and Safety standards in Pennsylvania.
The course helps answer the following questions:
  • Why do the children need so many fruits and vegetables?
  • What are some ways to get them to try new foods?
  • What is the problem with screen time?
  • What are midline exercises and why are they important?
  • How can yoga help children?
  • How can I help children understand how germs spread?
Participants who successfully complete this course will:
  • Understand the 5-2-1-0 concept and what each number means.
  • Gain knowledge of ways to teach children proper social hygiene.
  • Comprehend the importance of gross motor in early childhood.