This program provides expert guidance (via a Registered Nurse) and technical assistance to childcare providers on a variety of subjects pertaining to health and safety. Medical emergencies, sun safety, hand washing, diapering, sanitation, epi-pen, asthma awareness, nutrition, child abuse, indoor/outdoor safety, toy safety, seizure precautions, well child, disease transmission, physical activity, immunizations, sample policy guidelines, effective discipline techniques, and behavioral challenges.
From birth to twelve months of age, babies need to be fed breast milk or formula. In a recent study, 56 percent of babies had problems caused by food (USDA 2002). Some of these problems dealt with food safety issues. Infants and young children are particularly vulnerable to food borne illnesses because their immune system is not developed enough to fight off infections. Understanding the proper storage and usage of formula may prevent food safety issues.