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    Share a link to and summarize a helpful web resource for children's health, safety, and nutrition.

    Share a recipe for a favorite healthy snack for young children. Any input will be helpful.

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    National Network for Child Care
    http://www.nncc.org/homepage.html

    This Web site is the child care arm of Cooperative Extension and includes lots of excellent information on child development, nutrition, health, and safety. Furthermore, the site includes preschool nutrition assessment instrument and a catalog. The website promotes healthy snack and exercise suggestions for children. Different health tips and advice are located throughout the website.

    The next significant impact about the website that I enjoyed and respect was the daycare and kid care information on latest trends and developments for children. The website hosts various resources for parents and community leaders and teachers to review and compare.

    Additionally, the website provides information about what to look for in various day care centers and the materials needed for parents and children.

    The website has reading material available online, and many topics are directed to parent, teachers and community leaders in education. It provides access and a point of contract for other child related services including family support and interventions. This site guides the development of children by providing courses and workshops that are commonly recommended. In this manner, parents structure the support given and received through participation in order to progress their family and lives through essential facets of child development.

    Several topics on the website consistently support children health and safety. The strategies are flexible and easy to follow. Parent, children, teachers and leaders are expected to interact and work together. One of the foundations on the website discusses grouping and changing interactions among stakeholders in the community to effectively manage a healthy and safe learning community for our children.

    Recipe for cheesy broccoli soup, serves 4 and the cost per serving is $1.60 for whole recipe or forty cents per person.

    The ingredients:
    • 1/4 cup water
    • 2 to 2 1/2 cups frozen chopped broccoli
    • 3 tablespoons flour
    • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder or garlic powder
    • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
    • 3 tablespoons margarine
    • 2 cups non-fat milk
    • 4 slices (3 ounces) American cheese
    • Optional: 6 to 8 drops hot pepper sauce (such as Tabasco)

    Instructions:

    1. Heat water to boiling in 3-quart saucepan. Add broccoli. Cover and cook 1 to 2 minutes.
    2. Pour broccoli onto a dinner plate or cutting board (water will have cooked away); set aside.
    3. In a small bowl, combine flour, onion, or garlic powder, and pepper.
    4. Add margarine to saucepan and melt over medium heat. Add flour mixture and stir with whisk or fork until well mixed.
    5. Gradually stir in milk, stirring constantly with whisk to keep sauce smooth. Cook over medium heat, stirring or whisking a few times, until thick and bubbly, about 4 to 5 minutes. Meanwhile, cut broccoli into pieces.
    6. Add broccoli to sauce and turn heat to low. Add cheese slices. Cook and stir about 2 minutes or until cheese melts. Serve immediately. If desired, add hot sauce to taste.

    References

    Lamb, M. (2013). Parents. Retrieved July 30, 2013, from 20 Tips for Parents from Preschol Teachers: http://www.parents.com/parenting/better-parenting/advice/20-tips-for-parents-from-preschool-teachers/?page=2
    raising children network. (2006-2013). Retrieved JULY 30, 2013, from Preschooler (3-5 years): http://raisingchildren.net.au/preschoolers/preschoolers.html

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