Food Safety in Child Care
- Knowledge Base
- Health and Well-being (4 Hours)
- CDA Content Areas
- Planning a safe, healthy, learning environment (4 Hours)
Food safety is very important in a child care setting for many reasons. As you all know, proper nutrition plays a big role in helping kids learn and develop. Healthy foods like lean proteins, dairy products, fruits, vegetables, and whole grains are essential for a growing child. But did you also know that these healthy foods aren't just healthy for kids, they are also healthy for bacteria and other pathogens that can make the kids sick if food safety isn't followed? Yes—often the foods important for our health are some of the most risky from a food safety perspective. That is why learning proper food handling is an important part of any nutrition program.
We are currently offering three sections of the course. Participants whose last names begin with A-H, please enroll in Section 1. Participants whose last names begin with I-Q, please enroll in Section 2. Participants whose last names begin with R-Z, please enroll in Section 3.
- Course Author
- Alisha Johnson
- Khristi Drabbs (Section 1)
Denise Herman (Section 2)
Anita Bauer (Section 3)
*NOTICE: If you are attempting to re-enroll into this course because you were previously dropped for exceeding the 60 day time period, please take a moment and read below:
You must be re-enrolled by the Child Care Training Help desk. When you contact us, Please include the name of the course, and that you need to be re-enrolled. Otherwise, your course activity will not be pulled up, you will be stuck in the course, and you will not be able to progress. Please see our Policy Page and our FAQS for more information.
You must leave at least 3 (more is preferred) business days (excluding holidays and weekends) during your enrollment for instructors to grade your work. Instructors cannot grade any coursework when you are no longer enrolled in the course.