This lesson discusses the U.S. Dietary Guidelines and the USDA Food Guide, food preparation and safety, and meal planning, to include proper eating environments.


RECALL the relationship between infant/child nutrition and growth and development.

RECALL the U.S. Dietary Guidelines for children two years of age and older.

RECALL dietary guidelines for children younger than two years of age.

RECALL basic principles of food preparation, storage, and waste disposal safety.

IDENTIFY proper meal-planning techniques for infants, preschoolers, and school-age children.

RECALL components of appropriate meal and snack settings.