Nutrition, Health, and Safety in Early Childhood


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Which of the following is an example of a child in the period of early childhood?

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1. In early childhood, children often eat _____ because of changes in the rate of growth.

2. Parents can avoid childhood obesity by NOT forcing their children to _____ and by encouraging their children to _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Check your understanding of key concepts. These assessments will help to test your knowledge of the definition of early childhood, safety concerns, and nutritional needs of this age group.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz and worksheet to evaluate what you have learned about:

  • How to prevent obesity
  • The biggest cause of fatalities in early childhood and how they can be prevented
  • The definition of early childhood
  • How eating habits change for this age group

Skills Practiced

Practice the following skills with these assessments:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on early childhood health, safety, and nutrition
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about childhood obesity in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding safety and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To gain more knowledge of well-being in early childhood, read the associated lesson on Nutrition, Health, and Safety in Early Childhood. You will find the following information in this lesson:

  • Define early childhood
  • Understand how and why the nutritional needs of children in this age group change
  • Know the safety concerns for this age group and how to avoid major mishaps
  • Learn how to prevent childhood obesity