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ED 143 Child and Family Nutrition: 3 semester hours

Examination of the function of nutrition in the child's development and in maintaining good health; study of factors influencing family eating patterns and the formation of eating habits of the young child; review of government funded nutrition programs affecting young children and their families; exploring techniques for planning group eating experiences and nutrition education for young children. This course must be completed with a minimum grade of C (2.00). This course can be taken at Kirkwood Community College as ECE 133: Child Health, Safety and Nutrition the fall semester of freshman, sophomore or junior year. Prerequisite: Cumulative grade point average of 2.50.


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