Children's Health, Nutrition & Safety
Course Number: HE 262
Transcript Title: Child Health,Nutrition,Safety
Created: September 1, 2012
Updated: February 16, 2015
Total Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 30
Lecture / Lab Hours: 0
Lab Hours: 0
Satisfies Cultural Literacy requirement: No
Satisfies General Education requirement: No
Grading options: A-F (default), P-NP, audit
Explores current health and safety issues for prenatal to age 8 years old children. Examines childhood illnesses and ailments, nutrition, obesity, stress, wellness, safe environment, community networking, self-esteem and general first aid. Prerequisites: RD 90 and WR 90 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.
- Recognize current significant children's health issues.
- Analyze societal and environmental influences on children's health.
- Apply knowledge of age appropriate health, safety, and nutrition behaviors for children.
- Promote healthy choices among young children and their environments.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
Assessments may include: class participation, quizzes, portfolio artifacts, interviews, research paper, written observations, journal reflections, and written assignments.
Course Activities and Design
Activities may include:readings, class discussions, quizzes, reflection writings, interviews, observation portfolio, research paper, assignments
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
- Process Skills:
- Critical thinking
- Problem solving
- Decision making
- Evaluation of validity
- Communication skills:
- Oral and written communication
- Computer literacy
- Calibration skills
- Cooperative group work
- Intrapersonal skills:
- Values clarification
- Reflective journal writing
Themes, Concepts, Ideas
- Define the concept of wellness, its components, and its application to young children.
- Societal and environmental influences on current health issues for children.
- Identify and discuss afflictions on the ENT area: ear infections, sore throats, swimmers ear, broken ear drum.
- Identify and discuss afflictions of the skin: impetigo, scabies, ringworm, contact dermatitis, and eczema.
- Explain how accident prevention, dental health and emotional health are special health considerations for young children.
- Know signs, symptoms, and treatments for common childhood illnesses and ailments; the role sanitation and immunization perform in the prevention of communicable diseases.
- Understand disease transmission principles and prevention of transmission: define prodromal, contagious, incubation period, immunization.
- Relate the latest AMA immunization recommendations for infants and young children.
- Know the dietary guidelines and New Food Pyramid.
- Identify the food group pyramid and know recommended servings for infants and children; describe the ideal dietary proportions of protein, fat, complex carbohydrates, and simple carbohydrates.
- Identify and know characteristics of water soluble and fat soluble vitamins.
- Explain nutrient density in foods and its application in snack food selection.
- Know the major nutritional problems facing young children today.
- Analyze the influence of media and technology on nutrition attitudes and choices.
- Know the most frequent causes of accidental death among young children.
- Describe the teachers or caregiver’s role and responsibilities as they relate to management of accidental injuries and illness.
- Identify types of abuse and neglect; describe characteristics of abusive adults and abused children. Discuss mandated reporting.
- Develop age appropriate strategies to promote sound emotional health and positive stress management.
- Recognize ways in which children demonstrate their stress; understand the G.A.S.
- Analyze significant emerging health issues, such as environmental pollutants and obesity, influence on children’s health.
NAEYC standards that relate to HE 262 are : Standard #1-Child Development and Learning
Core Knowledge categories: Health, Safety & Nutrition