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Kid Food

The Challenge of Feeding Children in a Highly Processed World | 15 CEU
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Most parents start out wanting to raise healthy eaters. Then the world intervenes. Explore one of the fundamental challenges of modern parenting: trying to raise healthy eaters in a society intent on pushing children in the opposite direction. Deep dive into the many influences that make feeding children healthfully so difficult-from the prevailing belief that kids will only eat highly processed "kid food" to the near-constant barrage of "special treats."

  • Develop a deeper understanding of the most common obstacles to feeding children well:
  • How the notion of "picky eating" undermines kids' diets from an early age-and how parents' anxieties about pickiness are stoked and exploited by industry marketing; and
  • Why school meals can still look like fast food, even after well-publicized federal reforms; and
  • Fact-twisting nutrition claims on grocery products, including how statements like "made with real fruit" can actually mean a product is less healthy; and
  • The aggressive marketing of junk food to even the youngest children, often through sophisticated digital techniques meant to bypass parents' oversight; and
  • Children's menus that teach kids all the wrong lessons about what "their" food looks like; and
  • The troubling ways adults exploit kids' love of junk food-including to cover shortfalls in school budgets, control classroom behavior, and secure children's love.
With expert advice, time-tested advocacy tips, and a trove of useful resources, master both the knowledge and the tools to navigate a child’s unhealthy food landscape-and change it for the better.
Learning Objectives
  • Explain the many influences that influence child food attitudes, knowledge, and perspectives.
  • Summarize school policy and parental behaviors that define child nutrition and health.
  • Formulate protocols to help parents and children navigate through the food landscape and select healthy behaviors and attitudes.
Exam 40 multiple choice questions. Downloadable. Unlimited retakes. View our "How It Works" video.
Kindle eBook 1041 KB. ASIN: B07XLTXZ8F. Accessible in the U.S. only. You must have an active amazon account. The email associated with your active amazon account, must be the same email used for this order. Kindle eBooks can be viewed on Androids, iPhones, iPads, PCs, Macs, etc. Enjoy Kindle eBooks on any device with the free Kindle app for iPhone, iPad, Android phones and tablets, PC and Mac, and on Kindle e-readers and Fire tablets. Learn more here.
Book Paperback, 320pp. Nov 2019. ISBN-13: 978-0190862121. Book preview
CDCES Continuing Education Professionally accepted for continuing education. View info.
This course is also accepted by the Commission on Dietetic Registration and may be used towards the continuing professional education unit (CPEU) requirement for dietetic professionals (RDNs & NDTRs).
Expiry date Jan 24, 2027

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