You are important
What you do and say at mealtime teaches your students a lot about eating. Young children learn by imitating. A child who watches a teacher sit down to enjoy a meal learns the importance of eating healthy!
Tips for Childcare Teachers
EHS mealtime guidelines ensure children get the best care possible while they are away from their parents. These tip pages are intended to remind teachers of the mealtime guidelines. Just click on the text and a PDF will pop up to email or print for teachers.
Teacher Training Slideshows
Basic Teacher Training
This video is given to teachers in person once/year by the Registered Dietitian. It covers all the Early Head Start guidelines for childcare center mealtimes. If a teacher misses the training, they can watch it here.
Competent Eater Training
This presentation has been presented a few times to centers that allow for additional teacher training. It helps teachers understand the best practices for mealtime.
Picky Eating Training
This video has been presented several daycares who had additional questions about how to deal with picky eaters. It helps teachers understand the theories behind picky eating and the best approaches to take.