Preschool Mealtime Tips and Tricks


The benefits of a well-organized preschool mealtime routine range from providing children with nutritious meals to helping them achieve a lifelong appreciation for healthy foods.  Additionally, children take ownership of their food when they are allowed to assist with preparation and presentation.  A variety of mealtime tips and tricks will ensure a nutritious, educational, and fun eating experience.

Clock Hours: 2

As a result of this class, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the components of MyPlate and food groups
  • Categorize preparation safety and sanitation guidelines
  • Distinguish appropriate actions when managing mealtime with preschoolers
  • Recognize ways to educate parents about nutrition
CDA Competencies

Goal I. To establish and maintain a safe, healthy learning environment

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