Family Child Care: Ethnic Foods Exploration

Cultural awareness and learning experiences for young children are enhanced through exposure to hands-on cooking and tasting activities with ethnic foods. Children are more open to trying new foods from other cultures when they have been involved in the preparation process. In this module, learn strategies to introduce healthy versions of ethnic foods with simple recipe ideas to make with the children. (K7.13, C1, CDA 2) 2 hours

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Course objectives

  • Describe the benefits of exposure to culturally diverse foods for young children.
  • Identify ways to incorporate healthy versions of ethnic foods.
  • Plan how to implement new recipes and menus that reflect cultural inclusion.
  • Examine strategies to engage families in ethnic cooking activities.

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Family Child Care: Ethnic Foods Exploration

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