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Designing positive mealtimes for child care providers online course

Are you a child care provider who would like to learn how to design positive mealtimes for the children in your care? If so, the Designing positive mealtimes for child care providers online course is for you.

About this course

Good eating habits are essential to healthy, happy children and long-term wellness. Did you know that simple changes to mealtime and snack-time environments in child care settings can improve kids' well-being?

This course provides an engaging introduction to positive mealtimes in child care settings. It reviews different aspects of mealtimes including:

  • Serving style

  • Convenience

  • Taste expectations

  • Role-modeling

The course instructor will guide you through step-by-step identification of easy, practical improvements that will benefit the kids...and you!

Cost and registration

The cost for this course is $30

This two-hour, self-paced course can be completed at home when it works best for you.

It was developed by the University of Minnesota Extension. It is an Anytime Learning (ATL) course that is offered through Eager-to-Learn, a program of Child Care Aware of Minnesota.

Continuing Education

This course provides 2 hours of continuing education for child care providers in Minnesota. Child care providers outside of Minnesota should check with their licensing agency to confirm if the course will count as continuing education.

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