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.
• 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
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