The Middle Years curriculum is designed for families with children from ages five through ten who are looking for research based information to enhance their parenting skills. The purpose of the Middle Years lessons is to provide educators with tools and resources to explain best practices in child development and parenting to caregivers. The Middle Years Class will assist participants, who are the experts on their families, in developing a deeper understanding of how their personal and parenting knowledge and behavior affects their children. The lessons are designed for parent educators/facilitators to use in conjunction with a nutrition educator. Each of the included nutrition lessons are from FNEC (Food and Nutrition Education in Communities) approved curricula. 

Curriculum contents include:

  1. Stress, goal setting, food safety
  2. Child development, diet quality
  3. Parenting Styles, feeding relationships
  4. Raising Responsible Children, food attitudes
  5. Communication, family meals
  6. Family Relationships; children’s self image, physical activity.

The curriculum can be used for group classes or individual sessions. 

Contact: Amanda Rae Root, CCE Jefferson County at arr27@cornell.edu for more information.