Nutrition is one of the crucial parts of keeping a child healthy. EEC requires you to take training provided by USDA to be a licensed provider.
- Parents and caregivers of children 2-5 years old: explore ways to help preschoolers grow up healthy, play actively every day, develop healthy eating habits, try new foods, and more.
- Parents and teachers of children 6-11: are invited to use the MyPlate Kids' Place Resources for Parents and Educators for “teachable moments” that will influence children’s choices at home and at school. More materials for kids and parents with kids can be found on the Team Nutrition website.
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Health and nutrition information
Your child's early years are an important time for developing healthy habits for life. From the ages of 2 to 5, your child grows and develops in ways that affect behavior in all areas, including eating. As your child grows, they change physically, mentally, and socially. Every child develops eating habits at a different pace, help them build healthy habits.
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Your children can easily choke on some foods. To prevent choking, avoid tough food and food that is smaller than a ½ inch or about the size of a nickel such as:
- Chewing gum
- Round slices of hot dog or sausage
- Whole grapes
- Cherry tomatoes
- Tough meats