edu2hnw health nutrition for children




Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students investigate the health and wellbeing dimensions of Early Childhood care, particularly in terms of the responsibilities of an Early Childhood educator. The Convention on the Rights of the Child is drawn upon to address the notion that every child, regardless of gender, ethnicity, language, religion, socioeconomic status or abilities, has basic rights and is entitled to reach their potential.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorLeanne Grogan

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites EDU1CW and Must be enrolled in course EBECE Bachelor of Early Childhood Education, or requires Coordinator's approval.


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsSafety, Nutrition and Health in Early Education, 4th EditionRecommendedRobertson, C. (2010)ALBANY: DELMAR CENGAGE LEARNING

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Regard all young children capable of learning and demonstrate a commitment to provide a healthy and stimulating learning environment for every child

Face to face and online activities

02. Identify the key components of a safe environment for children of all ages, including audits of environments, evacuation procedures and a supervision plan

Face to face and online activities

03. Recognise key factors contributing to a child's wellbeing, including communication and cooperation with colleagues and families to promote positive interactions

Face to face and online activities

04. Demonstrate knowledge of key understandings of childhood nutrition and illness, including disease symptoms, exclusion periods and effective infection control

Face to face and online activities

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2015, Semester 1, Blended


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLeanne Grogan

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"2 hour workshop and 1 hour of online learning"


Assessment elementComments%ILO*
Mapping Health & Safety Dimensions (equivalent to 1600 words)4001, 02, 03
Online tasks (equivalent to 800 words)2001, 02, 03, 04
Research Project (1600 words)4001, 02, 03, 04