Nutrition for Children's Growth and Development

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.