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Preschool Nutrition and Wellness

The Preschool Nutrition and Wellness online course.

Course Description

This online course provides information on basic nutrition, how to select nutritious foods for preschool-age children, and how to help preschoolers develop eating behaviors and day-to-day habits that promote lifetime wellness.

  • Course Number: 451
  • Training Length: 40 minutes
  • Certificate: Available at the end of the training
  • Target Audience: Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) centers, family child care home providers, and parents
  • Mandatory: No
  • Cost: Free
  • Date Recorded: May 1, 2021

Online Course

Begin the Preschool Nutrition and Wellness External link opens in new window or tab. course.

Referenced Resources

The following resources are referred to throughout this online course:

General Nutrition

Nutrition Education

Whole-Grains

CACFP and Preschools SHINE

Crediting

  • Crediting: .75 hour
  • Key Area: Nutrition (1000)
    • Training Topic: General Nutrition (1300)
      • Learning Objective: Understand basic nutrition concepts (1320)

For more information on crediting, access the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) web document Professional Standards Learning Objectives External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF)

Contact Us

If you have technical difficulties or have questions regarding the course content, please contact the Education and Nutrition Policy Unit by email at CACFPmealpatterns@cde.ca.gov.

Questions:   Education and Nutrition Policy Unit | CACFPmealpatterns@cde.ca.gov
Last Reviewed: Thursday, June 10, 2021
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