NCP 401A: NURTURING HEALTHY CHOICES I: EARLY YEARS
Foothill College Course Outline of Record
|Hours:||8 lecture per quarter (8 total per quarter)|
|Degree & Credit Status:||Non-Degree-Applicable Non-Credit Course|
|Grade Type:||Non-Credit Course (Receives no Grade)|
Student Learning Outcomes
- Students will be able to identify basic nutrition information.
- Students will use developmentally appropriate feeding practices with young children.
- Students will identify available local family, community and educational resources.
- Students will be able to describe appropriate health and wellness practices to promote child wellness.
The student will be able to:
A. describe appropriate health and wellness practices to promote child and family wellness
B. identify basic nutritional information
C. use developmentally appropriate feeding and eating practices with children
D. identify family, community and educational resources
This course will encompass several parenting education areas focused on the Early Years of Development:
A. Health and Wellness
1. Immunizations, children's health and wellness doctor visits
2. Exercise and physical activity in daily routines
3. Oral health
B. Nutritional Information
1. Sugars, fats and whole grains
2. Reading food labels
3. Portion sizes
C. Feeding Practices for Healthy Eating
1. 5 Keys to Raising Healthy Eaters: Division of responsibility for adult and child
2. Developmental stages guiding feeding practices
3. Healthy, affordable and culturally appropriate snacks and family meals
D. Family, Community and Educational Resources
1. Local health agencies and services
2. Food banks and food programs - Women, Infants and Children (WIC)
3. Health and nutrition websites
4. Children's health insurance
5. Family and community events
Special Facilities and/or Equipment
Method(s) of Evaluation
A. Student participation in discussions and activities
B. Journal writing and reflections
C. Individual, team and small group demonstrations and role plays
D. In class writing assignments
Method(s) of Instruction
Lecture, Discussion, Demonstration, Group work
Representative Text(s) and Other Materials
Handouts, articles, instructor-developed materials, online open resources, videos, DVDs.
Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing, and Outside of Class Assignments
A. Example reading assignment: In "Division of Responsibility in Feeding: 5 Keys to Healthy Eating," Ellyn Satter Toolkit Article: "Parents/Adults are responsible for: 1). What Food Is Served; 2). When Food Is Served; 3). Where Food Is Served. Children are responsible for: 4). How Much To Eat; 5). Whether To Eat or Not."
B. Example writing assignment: Read article, practice the 5 Keys to Healthy Eating, and reflect in writing about how it promoted healthy eating in your family.