In this two-week course, go beyond gaining knowledge about basic principles and techniques of menu planning and begin to apply new knowledge into practice through a Learn–Apply format. The Learn section of this extended course explores nutritional standards and how to read nutrition labels—gain strategies for introducing new foods to children and gain strategies for expanding food choices for picky eaters. Then in the Apply section, begin to apply knowledge by completing an Apply Project. You will complete the project offline and return online to submit your project, engage in interactive peer learning discussions, and self-reflect. This extended course includes a group Zoom or individual call with your trainer.
The Learn section of the course contains the same content as Introduction to Menu Planning
There are several due date requirements. On the first Monday, the Introduction section is due by noon (CST), the online Learn portion is due by the end of the first week, Thursday noon (CST), and all remaining course requirements are due by the end of the course session.
This course is appropriate for all early care and education professionals.