Cooking Matters for Child Care Professionals teaches both family home and center-based child care professionals about healthy meal preparation and creating a positive food environment for the kids in their care. This hands-on, discussion-based training covers topics such as choosing healthy foods that appeal to kids, encouraging positive mealtime attitudes, safe cooking with confidence, partnering with parents on food/nutrition issues and menu management on a budget. You will engage in cooking and preparing nutritious meals that meet the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) guidelines.
The training is free of cost to you. You will receive a manual highlighting the information covered in the course and a variety of recipes, essential kitchen equipment, and 8 hours of continuing education (2 hours social emotional development, 3 hours healthy and safe environment, 1.5 hours professionalism, 1 hour developmentally appropriate practices, 0.5 hour family relationships). Cooking Matters for Child Care Professionals is a Qualistar approved training.
This training location is held at the SCCOG Early Learning Center located @ 1225 Rosita Ave, Trinidad, CO 81082. For safety reasons, there are no children allowed at the training. We will be engaging in lunch and snack preparation which we will enjoy family-style during the training. Class size is limited to 25 participants who have not taken the course previously.
*Registrations are processed electronically; tickets do not need to be printed and brought to the training.