Our Discussion this week will focus on the definitions of health, safety, and nutrition and how they are interrelated.

How are health, safety, and nutrition interrelated? Give two examples from the readings about their relations and the importance.

Think about the relationship of preventative health care and health promotion.

How can young children be made aware of the issues that contribute to his or her well-being?

Share three activities that can be implemented to help children to become more aware of these issues. Provide the book title or website name where you found the activities.

Watch the following video:
expertvillage: Health and Safety: Early Stages of Childhood Development. [Video file]. Retrieved from:

Identify five ways to provide a comfortable, safe, and nurturing environment from the beginning of a child?s school or child care experience?


What do you already know about health, safety, and nutrition?
What do you want to learn about health, safety, and nutrition?
How might you apply this learning to your personal and professional life?


Using the following websites, also found in the Web Resources, share what recalls you find. Discuss ways to share with the parents about these resources to make sure they keep their children safe.

Source: Consumer Product Safety Division. Retrieved from :

Source: Food and Service Safety Inspection: United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved from:

Prepare a simple checklist for families describing how to select high-quality early education programs. Make sure to include at least five characteristics of a safe and healthy environment.

Identify and describe four age-appropriate learning activities and toys that reinforce the important of health, nutrition, and safety.