Nurturing Young Eaters: Healthy Foods and Beverages

Woman teacher with two young children eating fruit

Nurturing Young Eaters: Healthy Foods and Beverages is now available! This is a free online training course developed and maintained by state-approved trainers* at the University of Washington Center for Public Health Nutrition. 

This course provides information for early learning professionals on healthy beverages and food to provide to infants, toddlers, and preschoolers (though 5 years old) in their care.The training is based on a previously offered training adapted from the Let’s Move! Child Care webinars. This training now includes more information about supporting healthy eating and good nutrition for infants and children under the age of 2 years old, and nutrition and best practices aligned with the US Child and Adult Food Program (CACFP), commonly called “the food program”.

Training Site Access

To access this course and all trainings in the series, create a free account on the Nourished and Active in Early Learning Trainings website. You will sign up once and use the same account for all courses.

STARS Credits*

Two (2) STARS continuing education hours in Health, Safety & Nutrition can be earned by completing this online training. The training should take about 2 hours to complete.


This online training is FREE thanks to support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Washington State Department of Health.


Contact us at with questions about this training.


*The Washington State Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF) manages the State Training and Registry System (STARS) through the Managed Education and Registry Information Tool (MERIT). STARS trainings provide state accredited continuing education hours for early learning providers. MERIT is an online professional development tool to find and track STARS training hours.

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