PHT180 Research Vitals: Workshopping NEEDs for Tots

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NEEDS for Tots

NEEDs for Tots is a print and web-based curriculum designed to educate children, parents and preschool providers on the principles of the Division of Responsibility in Feeding and USDA Core Nutrition Messages. Rather than focus on specific foods, portion-sizes, or nutrients, NEEDs for Tots focuses on shared family mealtime, the importance of food-neutral mealtime conversation, the way to accept and refuse foods, and the need to trust each person to manage his/her own eating. This program has been successfully received by parents and teachers alike in dozens of preschool classrooms with family and parent activity components. However, with the exception of one small app component, NEEDs for Tots has only been an in-person, paper-based program. Parents are calling for an end to the paper handouts, would like to “see” what happens in the classroom, and teachers have requested add-on materials. NEEDs for Tots must transition to a more technology-based platform. We have many ideas but aren’t certain of their feasibility, sustainability, or productivity. This project needs to be workshopped by PHT180 experts to enhance the dissemination and implementation to parents and teachers who now expect virtual and digital opportunities to train the next generation.

Gina Lamanna
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When and Where
November 11, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Room/Location: Virtual/Zoom

Open to the Public

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