Feeding Young Children with Special Food Needs in Child Care Settings

Date of Publication
July 7, 2021
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This course is intended for child care providers, parents, families, and other professionals that have children with special nutritional needs. It goes over what the parents of children with special medical conditions need to provide the child care providers in order for them to properly care for the children.

Course Information

This 1.5 hour course addresses the special food needs for medical conditions for preschool and kindergarten children.

It is intended for child care providers, parents, families, teachers, county agents and other professionals working with these children.

It is of utmost importance for the parents of children with special medical conditions (food allergies / intolerances, hyperactivity, choking, diabetes, and developmentally challenged) to provide the child care providers with the following: dietary meal plans and self-care instructions from their physician and dietitian with any special dietary requests for meals / snacks; and any special feedings or medications that they must be given to assist them in feeding all children in child care settings.

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