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Fit and Healthy Kids – 2021 Early Childhood Conference – Online

February 6, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 12:30 pm


2021 Child Care Conference Flyer

Fit and Healthy Kids
2021 Early Childhood Conference—Online
Take your learning to a new level with a Zoom conference designed to help you create and move in your own living room! This conference will enlighten you with new ideas on nutrition and physical activity with young children. You will need a working camera and microphone on your device.
Those who complete all components of the conference including homework and follow-up will be placed in a drawing for a chance to win a $25.00 gift certificate! See next page for details.
Conference Schedule (4hrs.)

Saturday, February 6, 2021—all 4 classes on February 6 are required

8:00-9:00 am CST Rise & Shine—Nothing says good morning like a delicious and healthful breakfast (and a good cup of coffee). Join Brittany Spieker, an Extension Educator and Registered Dietician, in discussing the elements of a balanced breakfast, covering recipes and resources for mealtimes, as well as, making Strawberry Smoothie Bowls in the comfort of your own home. Brittany Spieker, ME, RD, LMNT, Extension Educator Food, Nutrition & Health

9:10-10:10 am CST More Than Just Movement —This workshop will help you understand that movement is important not only physically but for brain development in early childhood. You will learn some fun ways to incorporate movement into your daily schedule and resources to share with your families and staff members. Audrey Jo Rider, Early Childhood Field Specialist

10:20–11:20 am CST Germs Are Everywhere!—Join Ann Fention, Extension Educator as we discuss germs, how germs spread, and simple techniques to help kids understand what germs are and how to stop the spread using hand washing. Ann Fenton, Extension Educator, Food, Nutrition & Health

11:30-12:30 Am CST Jump Into Literacy—Use literacy as a jumping off point to help young children gain skills in food, fitness and fun! Participants receive a take home book and lots of activities for multi-ages. Marsha Fuchs, Friendship Christian Preschool

Homework (2hrs.)—Optional—see next page

Due on March 1, 2021

Follow-Up(2 hrs.)—Optional—see next page

March 8, 2021 from 6:30-8:30 pm CST

Moving More in Early Childhood: The Why and How
During the session you will gain insight into why movement is essential for healthy development of the while child. We’ll discuss new ideas to support fundamental movement skills through adult-led physical activity as well as child-led active play. Learn and practice gross motor movement ideas to become more comfortable moving along with the children in your care. A guided reflection on current practices will give you insight on action steps needed to better support physically active children. Donnie Behrends, Extension Educator, Nutrition and Health Science and Audra Losey, Extension Educator, Nutrition Educator

Please registration here: https://go.unl.edu/2021fhkconference
8.0 Hours approved in Nebraska, Iowa, South Dakota, and Colorado
FREE Registration
You choose your participation level. February 6 all classes are required—(4 hrs.)
By March 1—Home work is optional —(2 hrs.)
March 8—Follow-up zoom optional—(2 hrs.)


February 6, 2021
8:00 am - 12:30 pm
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