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Our Childhood Nutrition concentration is designed to educate future teachers on the role nutrition plays in the lives of our youngest learners. The coursework can prepare you to not only implement life-changing nutritional best practices in your own classroom, but to make an even larger impact by influencing nutritional policies at a school and district level. This concentration is ideal for anyone who is passionate about childhood nutrition and seeks to make a lasting and positive effect on the children they teach.
Across government agencies and throughout local communities, the issues associated with childhood nutrition are more prevalent than ever, making this an ideal time to reinforce the importance of good nutrition in our schools through this highly specialized concentration. When you choose the Childhood Nutrition concentration, about three-quarters of your time will be spent learning online; the rest of each course takes place on campus, in one of Kendall’s state-of-the-art kitchens, where you will learn firsthand the important nutritional components that go into food preparation. Through the Childhood Nutrition concentration, you can learn to:
A number of opportunities are available for students who choose a concentration in Childhood Nutrition. You can share your knowledge with your students or with the entire school by: