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The time commitment for this self-paced course will approximately be 6-8 hours. Time is flexible but we recommend completing the course within three months.
Course overview: This course aims to develop an understanding of how the body’s digestive system works, and how nutrition plays a vital role in the growth and development of children. Guides, regulations and goals for effective menu planning will be explored. Mealtimes with children will be discussed, allowing educators to identify which style best suits their environment and children.
Links to the National Quality Standard
Links to the Early Years Learning Framework
1. Why nutrition is vital for optimal growth and development
2. Developmental considerations when planning and providing meals to children
3. How to embed healthy lifestyle choices into daily practices and reflect these in required documentation