Module 1: The Relationship Between Nutrition and Children’s Growth and Development
Part 1: Overview/Objectives
Preschoolers need a well-balanced diet that supplies the nutrients necessary to support their growth and development. Well-nourished children are ready to learn. Healthy and fit preschoolers are more likely to have the energy, stamina, and self-esteem needed to enhance their ability to learn.
This module discusses preschoolers’ nutrient needs and some feeding considerations.
After completing this module, you will be able to:
- Identify the nutrient needs of preschoolers.
- State some feeding considerations related to preschoolers’ growth and development.
- Identify the relationship between nutrition and learning.