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NEEDs for Tots
NEEDs for Tots Children’s jobs with eating
Parent’s jobs with feeding

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.

  • Prologue: Mealtime is Family Time

  • Conversation Starters

  • The Cow Loves Cookies: Showing How We Enjoy Eating

  • Bee-bim Bop: Cooking and Being Together

  • Let’s Eat (A Comer): What Counts as Family Mealtime

  • Eating the Rainbow: It’s a Child’s Choice

for-eductors

  • <em>NEEDs for Tots</em> Kit Contents
  • <em>NEEDs for Tot</em>s Kit
  • <em>NEEDs for Tots</em> Teacher Guide
  • <em>NEEDs for Tots</em> Teacher Guide

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