Nutrition and choking prevention training for child care

Help children in your care eat well, be active, and grow up healthy. Young children need your help to develop healthy eating and physical activity habits for life.

Nutrition training

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.

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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.

USDA's MyPlate offers you resources to develop a healthy food plan, keep track of your child's growth, and other resources.

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Choking prevention

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:

  • Peanuts
  • Chewing gum
  • Round slices of hot dog or sausage
  • Whole grapes
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Tough meats

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