DQ 1: Food Safety

Feeding an infant has its challenges. Some say feeding an infant formula is much easier, although research has shown that breast feeding is the best way to nourish a baby. Refer back to your readings in your text Health Safety and Nutrition for the Young Child, Chapter 16, to answer the following questions.

What are some advantages of using breast milk and formula? Why?

Share some common food allergies. What are at least three important steps for Early Childhood educators to do to keep these children safe?

Visit the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s myplate.gov website.


Source: myplate.gov: USDA. Retrieved from: http://www.choosemyplate.gov

Share why this resource is beneficial to teachers, parents, and children. Describe three activities or resources that teachers, parents, and children can use from this site.

Learning Journal

Learning is enhanced when you take time to reflect on the process. Please think about the various learning activities you engaged in during this unit. In the Journal tab at the top of the page, write one page summarizing the following:

  • What are important nutritional components to be considerate of at a young age?
  • What did you learn about food allergies?

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As stated by Klossner (2006), new mothers are faced with a challenge of establishing the most appropriate method of feeding a newborn baby. Determining whether a newborn baby should be fed on formula milk or breast milk is a personal decision that a mother should make before the baby is born.  Regardless of the fact that breast milk is considered the best nutrition, there are instances where a mother may be forced to feed the infant with formula milk. In such situations, infant formula milk acts as the best alternative to breast milk. Breast milk is advantages because it provides the baby with essential minerals, nutrients, and growth hormones. Formula milk is also advantageous because it contains synthetic nutrients that are digested …

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