Child Health, Safety, and Nutrition Essay

1372 Words May 10th, 2012 6 Pages
Child Health, Safety and Nutrition
CDCG 110
5-8-2012

What did I learn from this course?

Health, safety and nutrition are three of the most important factors to consider when raising a child. In other words, every child should be raised with proper nutrition, good health and safety as possible, allowing him or her to grow with a great well-being. Something that I've learned about this class is that in today’s fast-paced world where the child’s safety and health issues are rapidly growing, more than fifty sites online present health and safety guidelines for the public to consider. These websites given to us has really opened up a door for me to look into my own life as well as my child's development. Another thing I've learned
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This class and those three things have taught me about balancing my food choices to keep me healthy and to keep my sugars in check to keep me and my baby safe. I've really appreciated the knowledge from this textbook and through the websites on this matter. There are a lot more things I've

learned through this course, but I really found that the certain things mentioned in the above page have has gave me the knowledge I needed for my own health as well as my family's!
What did I already know that was reinforced in this work?
In the above paragraph I have gained the knowledge on how to balance me and my family's lifestyle. I already knew we needed to be eating health and staying active. It is hard to do so in a busy world. But, this course has definitely reinforced on how to stay healthy and fit and implement new things in my life. This course has also reinforced just as you should get a physical annually, your child needs regular well check-ups. Something further that I have been able to balance and reinforce is getting in a good habit is eating a variety of fruits and vegetables daily. Choosing whole grains as much as possible over refined ones will give your child more nutrients and fiber. Make an effort to avoid foods that are processed, high in sugar or high in saturated fat, all of which can increase risks for health problems such as diabetes. Especially helped reinforce with my diabetes.
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