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Child Care Courses: Nutrition and Physical Activity

Age-Appropriate Nutrition, Feeding, and Support for Breastfeeding
As a child care provider, you play a vital role in helping infants and young children develop healthy eating patterns that can benefit them well into their adult years. During this 2-hour course, we will focus on the importance of good nutrition for infants and young children. You will be presented with information that is intended to help you gain a better understanding of age appropriate feeding practices, breastfeeding recommendations, methods for appropriate bottle feeding, transitioning to solid foods, and general nutrition recommendations for young children. This course was developed and produced by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service of the Texas A&M University System in cooperation with the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, Child Care Licensing Division, and using funds provided by the Texas Workforce Commission. 
Credit Hours: 2 hr Course Price: Free Certificate Fee : Free
Age-Appropriate Physical Activity for Children
Age-Appropriate Physical Activity for Children is a 2-hour course that is part of a series of online trainings designed to help you, as child care providers and directors, implement current, research-based best practices in your child care environments. During this course, you will learn why regular activity is crucial for children of all ages, how to match specific activities to stages of development, and how to modify activities for children with special needs. This course was developed and produced by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service of the Texas A&M University System in cooperation with the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, Child Care Licensing Division, and using funds provided by the Texas Workforce Commission.  
Credit Hours: 2 hr Course Price: Free Certificate Fee : Free
Food Allergies and How to Manage Them in Child Care Settings
As many as 4 out of every 100 children have one or more food allergies. For some children, a food allergy can be life threatening. This course will equip child care providers with the latest regulations and standards related to food allergies in child care settings. Participants will learn how to manage food allergies in the day care setting as well as during field trips. 
Credit Hours: 1 hr Course Price: Free Certificate Fee : Free
Healthy Eaters: Infant and Toddler Nutrition in Child Care Settings
From the moment of conception, the human body depends on nutrition for growth, development, and long-term survival. Adequate nutrition during early childhood is one of the key ways to ensure healthy growth and development. This 1-hour course is designed to familiarize child care providers with the nutritional needs of infants and toddlers and the best strategies for meeting these needs. This course was developed and produced by the Texas AgriLife Extension Service of the Texas A&M University System in cooperation with the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, Child Care Licensing Division, and using funds provided under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. A HIGH SPEED INTERNET CONNECTION IS REQUIRED TO COMPLETE THIS COURSE. 
Credit Hours: 1 hr Course Price: Free Certificate Fee : Free
Healthy Habits: Encouraging Healthy Eating and Physical Activity in Young Children
Obesity rates in the U.S. have increased dramatically over the past several decades. As a result, health professionals are cautioning that we may see the first generation that will be less healthy and have a shorter life expectancy than their parents. This 1-hour course is designed to help child care providers understand the importance of developing healthy nutrition and physical activity habits in young children and to equip them with specific strategies to encourage these habits in their child care programs. Funding for this course was provided by Office of Title V and Family Health, Texas Department of State Health Services using Title V Maternal and Child Block Grant Funds. A HIGH SPEED INTERNET CONNECTION IS REQUIRED TO COMPLETE THIS COURSE. 
Credit Hours: 1 hr Course Price: Free Certificate Fee : 7.00
Healthy Interactions: Promoting Lifelong Nutrition
This 1-hour training will discuss several ways you can use your interactions with young children help them develop a healthy approach to eating that will set them up for nutritional success throughout their lives. When this training is over, you should be able to describe several ways you can use interactions to promote healthy nutritional attitudes among the children in your care, assess your current approach to promoting nutrition, looking for opportunities to improve, and increase your use of the strategies described in this course in your own early childhood program.  
Credit Hours: 1 hr Course Price: Free Certificate Fee : Free
More Outside Play Please: Importance of Outside Play
"Getting the wiggles out" is not the sole purpose of outdoor play. Active play is essential for not only healthy development, but also for many other reasons. Unfortunately, outdoor play is not a priority for some schools. Research clearly shows outdoor play helps children to develop strength and coordination, make connections to nature, and satisfy curiosity and interest. This 2-hour course will help teachers understand the importance of outdoor play and how they can make it a priority in their daily curriculum. This course addresses both safety aspects such as playground standards, inspections and equipment as well as addressing the teaching side of playgrounds. This module will present information of facilitating outdoor play, planning of curriculum and observation of that play. Funding for this online training was provided by the Workforce Solutions- Gulf Coast Workforce Board as part of their Early Care and Education Quality Improvement initiative. 
Credit Hours: 2 hr Course Price: Pay First Certificate Fee : 12.00
Old Wives' Tales: Myths about Feeding Children
This presentation contrasts commonly held myths regarding feeding young children with best practice recommendations. 
Credit Hours: 1 hr Course Price: Free Certificate Fee : 5.00