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Free training opportunities for childcare providers

University of Missouri Extension in partnership with the Missouri Team Nutrition Program will be offering a two-hour nutrition training for child care providers on Feb. 26. The workshop is approved by the Section for Child Care Regulation for 2 clock hours.

This training, offered by Nutrition and Health Education Specialist Bethany Bachmann will address two topics. “Eating Well – Basic Nutrition for Kids and for You,” which gives an overview of basic nutrition facts and introduces MyPlate as a tool to choosing healthy foods and “Childhood Obesity and Missouri’s Eat Smart Guidelines for Child Care,” discusses the current childhood obesity epidemic and how it relates to child care. It will also introduce the Missouri Eat Smart Child Care initiative as a way to improve child care meals.

The workshop will be held from 6-8 p.m., Feb. 26, at the MU Extension Center at 137 W. Main St., Fredericktown. The training is free, but pre-registration is required by calling 573-783-3303 by noon Feb. 24. The University of Missouri Extension is an equal opportunity/ADA institution. The programs are open to all. If you require special accommodations call and arrangements will be made.

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