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Family Style Dining

Children rely on you to offer healthy food choices and model healthy lifestyles. Understanding what to eat and how much to eat are important skills for young children to learn. Family-style dining offers the opportunity for children to learn how to choose healthy foods in age-appropriate portions, as well as the social skills used during dining.
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Course Info
State Approval
CDA
Instructor
training HOURS
2 training/clock hours
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CEU
0.2 CEUs
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TARGET AUDIENCE
Adults
LEARNING OUTCOMES
  1. Learners will develop an understanding of components needed to create a pleasant environment. 
  2. Learners will develop strategies for picky eaters. 
  3. Learners will develop skills for managing allergies. 
  4. Learners will identify the benefits of implementing Family Style Dining. 
Bertelsen Education courses are internationally accredited through IACET.
This course is approved in the following states:
Alabama
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South Carolina
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Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming
This course counts towards the following CDA core competencies:
1. Planning a Safe and Healthy Learning Environment.
Meet the instructor

Pearl Loftlin

Pearl Loftlin grew up like a military child, living in multiple states. She graduated from high school in St. Petersburg, FL and from there went on to Florida A&M University. Here she majored in Psychology with a minor in Early Childhood Education, graduating with her Bachelors degree in 2000. When she was not studying, she became one of the founding members of the Psi Beta Chapter of Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority, INC. 
For the past 22 years, Pearl has worked every position with a Child Development Center, worked as a 3rd Grade teacher, and in an administrative position in a public charter school, and received her Masters in Education in Early Childhood Education specializing in Curriculum and Instruction.
Out of all of her experiences and positions, she enjoys training educators the most. Which is why in 2021, she started her own training company, Moving Forward Training Solutions, LLC. Here she is able to provide training, build, and advocate for early childhood educators. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, game nights, and spending time with her daughter and family.
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