The goal of this course is intentional feeding of children from preconception through adolescence, so the
nutritional control of error is built into the child’s day and ultimately, they learn how to feed themselves
healthily for life. Utilizing today’s cutting-edge research, you will learn about nutrients in brain
development and ongoing physical and mental health. This course emphasizes and expands Maria
Montessori’s directive that we develop in ourselves "the habit of specializing in children's food."
Students will participate in a book study from Montessori's Refection, the Child's Diet, watch classroom
food preparation videos and bring snacks and recipes for a class recipe book memento. The course
companion eBooks include nutritional education printables, exercises, observation tools, and
meal/snack ideas that will empower educators, parents and school communities to increase nutrient
specific foods conducive to learning, behavior, and emotional well-being.
- Instructional Guide: Jan Katzen