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Creating Healthy Lifestyles: Balancing Children's Diets with Good Food Choices
language English, Spanish

Course Learning Objectives

After completing this course, you will be able to:
  • Recognize the role of a balanced diet in a healthy lifestyle and list negative consequences of poor dietary habits
  • Understand that children of different ages, genders and size require different amounts of food energy, but share the need for vitamins, minerals, and nutrients
  • Use the USDA's MyPlate and nutrition information on food labels to make healthy food choices
  • Share what you have learned in ways that are age-appropriate for the children in your care


schedule 2 Hours
star_outline 0.20 CEUs
cloud_download 12 Resources
computer 1 year unlimited access
verified_user Certificate of completion
face Early childhood training approval


This course will teach you how to balance children's diets by making healthy, informed choices about the foods you serve. You'll learn a lot about the nutritional needs of children ages two and up. The course also includes practical advice about introducing healthy foods. There are even ideas for sharing the course content with children - after all, you want to help children stay strong and healthy for their entire lives!

Not all courses are approved for early care and education in every state. Please check State and CEU Approvals page for details.