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Teaching Nutrition to Preschoolers: Messages with the Greatest Impact

This course covers the importance of teaching nutrition in early childcare, along with the different styles and learning objectives used.

This professional development course for early childhood educators discusses the importance of teaching nutrition to preschoolers and the types of messages and learning objectives that are the most effective.

Learning objectives for this course include:

  • Understand the importance of nutrition education in preschool.
  • Know the difference between the types of messages used in nutrition education and how they are frequently used.
  • Understand which common learning objectives are important and effective when teaching nutrition to preschoolers.

This course offers 1.0 clock hour towards yearly professional development requirements. A certificate of completion will be provided following the conclusion of the course and a brief assessment.

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Your Instructor


Jessica Barnes, PhD, RDN, LD
Jessica Barnes, PhD, RDN, LD

Dr. Jessica Barnes received her PhD in nutrition from Texas Woman's University. Her research focused on food preference development and creating materials to help preschoolers become familiar with healthy foods. She has worked with families and communities as a clinical and community Registered Dietitian Nutritionist.


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
Courses expire after one year from the date of purchase.

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