Nutrition Series: Nutrition 101 - .5 Clock Hour


This course is provided by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services - MOCACFP.

Description: This course will focus on the basic nutrients needed for good health, their role in preventing disease, and the sources of food where these nutrients can be found. This course will also provide an overview of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, MyPlate, and nutrition education resources for center staff, parents and children.

• Identify important nutrients and how they fit into MyPlate and child care meal planning guidelines.
• Name the food groups in MyPlate and the leader nutrients found in each group.
• Explain the concepts of nutrient density and calorie density, and their importance in menu planning.
• Differentiate between healthy and unhealthy types of fat.
• Identify high fiber foods.

Clock Hours: .5 hour

Nutrition Series: Nutrition 101 - .5 Clock Hour