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Published on October 17, 2018

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The Importance of Nutrition Education Programs in Pre-Schools and Daycare Centers: The Importance of Nutrition Education Programs in Pre-Schools and Daycare Centers Jessie Campbell Background: Background Establishing healthy eating behaviors, as early as pre-school, could lead to a healthy lifestyle later in life 60% of American children , not yet in kindergarten, are in center-based child care arrangements N utrition education in pre-schools, if present at all, is inconsistent School meals are missing the mark nutritionally Interesting Studies: Interesting Studies American Academy of Pediatrics - only 4 out of 80 baby and toddler snacks meet nutritious standards and 83% of toddler food snacks contain added sweeteners American Journal of Health Education - North Carolina Head Start Program reveals teachers are in need of more training to effectively teach students about healthy behaviors American Journal of Preventive Medicine - Policy-focused intervention in Northern California yielded great results Conclusion: Conclusion Good nutrition behaviors should begin at an early age Improved policies Serving more fruits and vegetables Training of educators Leading by example References: References Benjamin, S., Copeland, K., Cradock, A., Neelon , B., Walker, E., Slining , M., Gillman, M. (2009, January). Menus in Child Care: A Comparison of State Regulations with National Standards. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. 109 (1) 109-115. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jada.2008.10.015US Department of Health and Humans Services. (2015). Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Retrieved from https://health.gov/dietaryguidelines/2015/guidelines/ Carraway -Stage, V., Henson, S., Dipper, A., Spangler, H., Ash, S., Goodell, L. (2014, January 8). Understanding the State of Nutrition Education in the Head Start Classroom: A Qualitative Approach. American Journal of Health Education. 45. 52-62. DOI: https://doi-org.proxyau.wrlc.org/10.1080/19325037.2013.853000 Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics. (2018). America’s Children in Brief: Key National Indicators of Well-Being. Retrieved from https://www.childstats.gov/americaschildren/index.asp Kowal -Connelly, S. (2017) How Children Develop Unhealthy Food Preference. American Academy of Pediatrics. Retrieved from https://www.healthychildren.org/English/healthy-living/nutrition/Pages/How-Children-Develop-Unhealthy-Food-Preferences.aspx Tsai, M., Mena, N., Gans , K., Risica , P., Lofgren, I., Tovar, A. (2017, April 1). Are Meals and Snacks Consumed by Preschool-aged Children in Family Child Care Homes Meeting the Dietary Guidelines. The FASEB Journal. 31. Retrieved from https:// www.fasebj.org/doi/abs/10.1096/fasebj.31.1_supplement.lb459 United States Department of Agriculture. (2016). Healthy Eating for Preschoolers . Retrieved from https://choosemyplate-prod.azureedge.net/sites/default/files/printablematerials/FNS-451%20Healthy%20Eating%20for%20Preschooler_Dec2016_508.pdf US Department of Health and Humans Services. (2015). Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Retrieved from https://health.gov/dietaryguidelines/2015/guidelines/ US Government Publishing Office. (2018). Electronic Code of Federal Regulations. Retrieved from https://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=9c3a6681dbf6aada3632967c4bfeb030&mc=true&node=pt7.4.226&rgn=div5#se7.4.226_120 Woodward-Lopez, G., Kao, J., Kuo , E., James, P., Lenhart , K., Becker, C., Boyle, K., Williamson, D., Rauzon , S. (2018, April 18). Changes in Nutrition Policies and Dietary Intake in Child Care Homes Participating in Healthy Eating and Active Living Initiative. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 54 (5) 170-177. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amepre.2018.01.007

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