The Growing Child: Feeding and Nutrition
Time:10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
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
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.