Saturday, September 28, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM EDT
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South Shore YMCA
1075 Washington Street
Hanover, MA 02339

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Linda Schumacher 



Children with Special Diets and Allergies 

Food allergies affect 1 in 13 children in the United States, with young children being affected the most. Food allergies, food sensitivities and other feeding issues are an increasing concern for early education and care programs.  Participants will be introduced to the health and safety needs of children with special dietary needs and ways to support these children and collaborate with families and health professionals.  Participants will begin to develop their own individual health care plan for children with special diets, allergies, and specialized feeding issues in their program.

Learning Objectives:                                                                                                              

 • Compare and contrast  the symptoms and characteristics of food allergies and food intolerances;                                                                                                                                

• Identify basic health and safety needs of children with specialized feeding issues;                

 • Assess their programs’ readiness to adapt menus, implement individualized health care plans, and plan emergency procedures to prevent life-threatening allergic reactions.                

 • Describe ways to team with families and health professionals to meet the needs of children with food allergies and specialized feeding issues;                                                                    

  •  Use resources and strategies to support children with specialized feeding issues and their families.

This Course is a REQUIRED course to obtain Level 3 in QRIS!

QRIS Standard 2a.3.3 (FCC) Center; 2a.3.2 (Center and After-School).

Core Competency Area: 4: Health, Safety, and Nutrition

More Information:

0.5 CEUs for successfully completing the learning objectives for this class. You must attend the entire session in order to receive CEU credit. Learning objectives will be assessed through instructor observation and documentation of discussions and participation in learning activities. 

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Register at www.cdedu.us/SEEPP ~ Credit Cards Accepted!

This class is sponsered by Southeast Education Professionals Partnership

 funded in part by the Department of Early Education and Care 

 Child Developemnent and Eduction, Inc. - Lead Agency