Working with Children with Special Diets, Allergies and Specialized Feeding Issues

Food allergies affect 1 in 13 children in the United States, with young children being affected the most. Food allergies, food intolerances and other feeding issues are an increasing concern for early education and care programs. Participants will learn how to address the needs of children with food allergies or intolerance; and 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 become familiar with an individual health care plan for children with special diets, allergies, and specialized feeding issues in their program and how to use a child’s IHP within their program.. QRIS Standard 2a.3.3 (FCC) Center; 2a.3.2 (Center and After-School). 
Upon enrollment in this training, you will have 2 weeks to complete all course content and submit your evaluation. Once the training is successfully completed, a CEU certificate will be issued.

100% of this course addresses the needs of "diverse learners"

Learning Outcomes

After successfully completing this training, participants should be able to:

Compare and contrast the symptoms and characteristics of food allergies and food intolerances

Describe ways to team with families and health professionals to meet the needs of children with food allergies and specialized feeding issues

Identify basic health and safety needs of children with specialized feeding issues

Use resources and strategies to plan to support children with specialized feeding issues and their families

Assess their programs’ readiness to adapt menus, implement individualized health care plans, and plan emergency procedures to prevent life-threatening allergic reactions

The Institute for Education and Professional Development, Inc.

The Institute for Education and Professional Development, Inc. was established in 2005 to provide professional development and consultation services to early childhood programs and educators. We work collaboratively with programs, educators, and agencies to improve the quality of education and care for young children and families.

IEPD has master instructors who provide training, coaching and mentoring services. Each of the IEPD instructors receives training on adult learning principles, training design and delivery, and evaluation. All of the IEPD instructors have worked in the field of early childhood education, bringing their own experiences and "lessons learned" to the training.

Our trainings are fun, engaging, and are filled with important information and resources. We want to work with you, hear your stories, successes and challenges, and provide assistance to help you in your work.
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