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The Growing Child: Feeding and Nutrition

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Date: Friday, February 22, 2013

Course #: W710

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Cost: $90

Credit Available: 0.3 CEUs; 3 SWCEUs; Approved by Illinois Early Intervention Training Program for 0.5 credential hours in the area of Atypical Child Development, 1.5 hours in the area of Typical Child Development, and 1 hour in the area of Working with Families

Description:

In this workshop, participants will explore the nutritional needs and contemporary dietary habits of very young children. Variables that have contributed to the recent rapid increase in obesity, as well as faltering growth/failure to thrive, will be considered while participants learn about body mass index (BMI). Participants will also explore the ways in which culture and socioeconomic variables influence nutritional intake and subsequent growth.

Instructors:

Jennifer Rosinia, Ph.D.

Rosinia has more than 25 years of experience in pediatric occupational therapy. A specialist in serving the needs of children birth to age three and their families, she also has extensive experience working with school-aged children and young adults. An Erikson alumna, she holds a master's degree in early childhood education and a doctorate in child development. Her expertise is in neuroscience with a particular interest in sensory processing, the role of emotions, and the impact of relationships on the developing child. She enjoys a national reputation as a speaker and consultant. She is president of Kid Links Unlimited, Inc., a company whose mission is to link theory to practice, parents with professionals, and kids with their optimal potential.

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