Learning Objectives Toddlers

Learning Objectives Toddlers - Toddler/Preschooler...

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1. 2. 3. Describe changes in feeding skills / food preferences in toddlers and preschoolers. Feeding skills - Adept with fork and spoon, Adept with cup, Cuts and spreads with knife, Eats at a table, and Able to self-regulate food intake Food preferences-Sweet foods 4. Identify common feeding problems (picky eater / food jags) in toddlers and preschoolers and recommend appropriate parental roles that support healthy eating patterns. Describe self-regulation of food intake. Recognize that exerting strong parental control of eating behaviors increase risk of developing obesity later in life. Picky eater- Do not like strong foods (i.e. broccoli), Do not like the touching or mixing of foods Self-regulation- Internal cues: Hunger/satiety- External cues: Food rewards/restrictions Size of portions- the more in front of the child, the more the child will eat, Advertising The parent should not force the child to eat certain things. Instead the parent should keep introducing the food, and the child will eventually eat that food. The parent should eat with the child to demonstrate proper eating. When the parent exerts strong parental control, the child ignores his/her internal cues. 5. Toddlers grow 5 lbs/yr abd 4-5 inches per year. Preschool gain 4-5 lbs/year and grow 2-3 inches per year. 6. BMI is an index of the weight to height screening too for obesity in children. Based on the BMI and the percentage the child is in tells if they are overweight or at risk for being overweight, underweight, or normal. 7. 8. List recommendations for meal planning with toddlers. Provide healthy eating snacks (apples, veggies, cereal) Establish the habit of eating breakfast such as a bowel of cereal and fruit Serve only child size portions Do not mix foods together such as casseroles or salads Do not allow children to eat and drink between meals and snacks 9. Identify critical nutrients in which U.S. children from birth to 5 years may be deficient. a.
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This note was uploaded on 05/01/2008 for the course NTR 315 taught by Professor Steinman during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas.

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