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Areas of Study | | EDUC260 syllabus

COURSE TITLE:Health/Nutrition Young Children
DIVISION:Liberal Arts
DELIVERY MODE:In-Person, Hybrid

In this course an overview of the many factors that affect a child's state of health will be given. Included in this study will be proper nutrition for the young, environmental conditions which may influence children's health, identification and control of communicable illnesses, general good health and hygiene practices, and the development of a health and nutrition education curriculum for young children.

Placement into ENGL121.


Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Gain knowledge of the interrelationship of health, safety, and nutrition for children through weekly textbook reading and graded exams.
  • Demonstrate their awareness of the practices which promote good health for children through weekly discussion boards communicating with classmates that are monitored and evaluated.
  • Demonstrate their ability to identify symptoms of common chronic health conditions and their role in dealing with chronic health problems as evidence in research paper.
  • Identify characteristics and control measures of common communicable diseases and acute illnesses through cooperating group work and evidence on exam.
  • Demonstrate knowledge necessary to plan and carry out developmentally appropriate activities to promote health and nutrition education for young children as evidence through graded lesson plans and enrichment activities.
  • Gain the skills necessary to plan proper meals for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and young schoolagers in a child care setting by developing nutritious menus, developing a recipe book, and cooking demonstrations in a graded project.
  • Identify the minimum requirements for health and safety in child care environments, and to promote quality child care practices through weekly graded assignments.

  • Interrelationships of Health, Safety, and Nutrition/Health Education for the Young
  • Promoting Good Health/Health Assessment/Recording Health Information/ Parent Education/Conditions Affecting Children's Health
  • Disease Control/Universal Precautions/Common Communicable Diseases/Acute Illnesses/Health Education
  • The Food Pyramid/Nutritional Labeling/Food for Energy/Food for Growth/Food for Regulation
  • Feeding Infants, Toddlers, Preschoolers, and young School-agers
  • Menu Planning/Food Sanitation/Nutrition Education for the Young

Martoz, Lynn R., Cross, Marie Z., and Rush, Jeanettia M. (2009). Health, Safety, and Nutrition for the Young Child (8th edition) Albany: Delmar Publishers.

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A point system, based on the following criteria, will be used to evaluate the student's performance in this class. (Changes may take place as deemed by instructor)

Weekly Assignments 300 points
Enrichment Activity 20 points
Health Poster 20 points
Health Report/Presentation 75 points
Nutritional Menus 60 points
Recipe File 60 points
Cooking Demonstration 18 points
Discussion Questions (16) 160 points
Exam 2 (40pts) 80 points
Final Exam 60 points

Total 853 points

92-100% A
84-91% B
76-83% C
68-75% D
under 68% F

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS (16): Students will respond to 16 discussion questions throughout the semester and respond to a minimum of 1 other response.

Please respond to question by Thursday of each week and respond to at least 1 other student by due date in outline (Sunday)

Discussion criteria: Discussion is an extremely important element of your evaluation for this course. Each discussion question (DQ) and response is worth 10 points. The questions are intended to assess your comprehension and application of the concepts presented. Your responses will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  1. Timeliness of response
  2. Clarity of response
  3. Completeness of response
  4. Scholarly support from reputable sources
  5. Sentence structure and spelling

ENRICHMENT ACTIVITY: Students will choose a children’s book that pertains to health, safety, or nutrition and design an enrichment activity for young children. A written outline or lesson plan must be submitted. Each student will share in front of class on selected meeting day. Topic will be of student’s choosing; however will need to be pre-approved by the instructor.

HEALTH REPORT/PRESENTATION: Each student will be required to submit a three page (minimum) report on a specific condition affecting children’s health. These reports will require research on the part of the student; the textbook is not to be used as the only source. A minimum of three varied sources must be used. A bibliography of works used for research must be included at the end of the paper (MLA or APA). The presentation will be shared with classmates by creating a power point presentation on your topic.

NUTRITIONAL MENUS: This two week plan (ten days) is of nutritious menus for a group of four year olds enrolled from 7:30-4:30 daily. Students are to be specific about foods chosen and quantities for each child. Emphasis should be placed on variety of meeting nutritional needs.

RECIPE FILE: Each student will be required to develop a resource file of recipes that can be made with young children. These recipes are to be organized in an appropriate order.

COOKING DEMONSTRATION: Each student will be required to demonstrate the steps involved in preparing a snack that can be made with and by young children. Everything needed to prepare this is to be brought to class.

Assignments are due by the due dates listed in outline.

Late work will not be accepted.


Membership in the DACC community brings both rights and responsibility. As a student at DACC, you are expected to exhibit conduct compatible with the educational mission of the College. Academic dishonesty, including but not limited to, cheating and plagiarism, is not tolerated. A DACC student is also required to abide by the acceptable use policies of copyright and peer-to-peer file sharing. It is the student’s responsibility to become familiar with and adhere to the Student Code of Conduct as contained in the DACC Student Handbook. The Student Handbook is available in the Information Office in Vermilion Hall and online at:

Any student who feels s/he may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact the Testing & Academic Services Center at 217-443-8708 (TTY 217-443-8701) or stop by Cannon Hall Room 103. Please speak with your instructor privately to discuss your specific accommodation needs in this course.

Fall 2018

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