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KIrish

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2.1 What are some of the challenges of providing nutritious snacks and meals for children?
I think one thing that makes things a little more challenging is all the food allergies and kids and their pickyness. Also the fact that sometimes kids just want sugar over anything healthy. 
2.2 Most children's settings do not provide opportunities for children to participate in the recommended 60 minutes of structured and 60 minutes of unstructured physically active play. Why is this? 
I think some of it has to do with shared play ground time with other groups. Also it depends on the weather a lot, if it is real hot, rainy, windy, cold this could make it more difficult for the children to be outside that long.
2.3 Very few of us get enough sleep. How can you help children in your care get enough rest?
Making sure to keep a quiet environment and making nap time a positive thing.
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2.1 Some children do not like the food and refuse to eat it, then they get cranky later on in the day because they didn't get enough to eat. 

2.2 This is because it is very hard to get children to do something and stay focused on it for that amount of time. Children like to do lots of things in a small amount of time and having them focus their attention only on one thing for an hour is almost impossible; especially with the younger children. 

2.3 Making sure that the children get enough exercise and nutrition in the bodies and making sure that they stay hydrated is a good way to keep them to take a long nap.
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Olyvia.hayter

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Discussions 2: Stimulate your thinking.

2.1. What are some of the challenges of providing nutritious snacks and meals for children?
Some children want to eat sweets and unhealthy food. It can be challenging to get them to open up to healthy food choices.

2.2. Most children's settings do not provide opportunities for children to participate in the recommended 60 minutes of structured and 60 minutes of unstructured physically active play. Why is this?

Most children's setting do not provide these opportunities because of weather and not feeling like it fits in the schedule.

2.3. Very few of us get enough sleep. How can you help children in your care get enough rest?

We can help them get enough sleep by creating a relaxing nap time and having a lot of exercise throughout the day.
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rjfranklin23

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2.1. We provide certain snacks, but the children prefer what their parents pack for lunch, which is not always nutritious.

2.2. It's hard to find the time the dress each child for the appropriate weather, especially for toddlers, which can be time-consuming and needs to be repeated with a diaper change. Some children are also less interested in the outdoors, so the teacher can respond to that and keep them inside for a less physically active activity

2.3. Communication with parents is important to convey the recommended amount of sleep according to guidelines and troubleshoot getting the necessary sleep with them. My center has required rest and nap time for the children, where we ensure that each child is having to time to either sleep or have quiet time.
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2.1) many kids are more attracted to the less nutritious snacks since they taste sweeter, are packeged with more appeal, or it's all they are used to. sometimes snacks from home are less nutritious than they could be.

2.2) Transition periods are more time consuming when working with early childhood aged children, so even though there may be the correct amount of time allotted, the children may not be getting the excersie they need.

2.3) Modelling behavior is very important. If they see their parents and important adults in their lives with healthy sleeping habits, the children are more likely to pick up those habits themselves. 
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Discussions 2: Stimulate your thinking.
2.1. What are some of the challenges of providing nutritious snacks and meals for children?
Nutritious snacks often take more prep and are more costly. Children also do not always want to eat nutritious snacks, because of this many of them are given less nutritious snacks.
2.2. Most children's settings do not provide opportunities for children to participate in the recommended 60 minutes of structured and 60 minutes of unstructured physically active play. Why is this?
It is difficult to have children at this age focus long enough to do structured outdoor play for 60 minutes. Also some students struggle with outdoor play and choose to sit out of many games.

2.3. Very few of us get enough sleep. How can you help children in your care get enough rest?
Rest time is important for kids to regenerate energy and to help children get extra rest when they didn't sleep well at night time.
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shannonsandberg4

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2.1. What are some of the challenges of providing nutritious snacks and meals for children?

Challenges that might be faced when providing kids with food is the financial barrier of this. If it is a private facility, does this increase pay for families? If it is a public facility, who pays for the food? Obviously, feeding the kids in the facility takes preparation and planning. If this is only up to teachers, that can be overwhelming. 

2.2. Most children's settings do not provide opportunities for children to participate in the recommended 60 minutes of structured and 60 minutes of unstructured physically active play. Why is this?

Often, there isn't enough time to offer two full hours of physical activity throughout the day. Sometimes facilities don't have the space to do this or weather affects how much kids can go outside safely. 

2.3. Very few of us get enough sleep. How can you help children in your care get enough rest?

Making sure to give enough time for kids to settle down and fall asleep as they are comfortable without feeling rushed is important. It is also important to, for the most part, let kids wake up on their own so they feel autonomy over that. 

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2.1
Where i work the snacks are hand made the morning of that day. We have healthy nutriscious foods and they also get some sort of fruit and milk. Sometimes the children would rather eat something else that “Tastes better”.

2.2
Working with 2 year olds it is hard to have a full hour of structured psysical activity when they don’t have an attention span of an hour. With the cold weather the kids sometimes just start crying after being outside for 10 minutes. Also the rain becomes a issue a lot of the time.

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We give the kids the time to let out their energy, we also make sure before nap time we wind down so the kids are not all excited.
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SelenaGreen86

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Some challenges in making sure the food provided includes all of the nutritional guidelines, and also trying to make sure that the child actually digests a little of everything. Sometimes it is difficult for parents to afford nutritious food as well.

2.2
A lot of children do not get the required 60 minutes of exercise a day because many families live a sedentary lifestyles now. 

2.3
Making sure that there is a comfortable rest time that promotes a calm environment and quiet atmosphere.

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annasophia

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2.1 One of the challenges is making sure the children are consuming at least a little from each food group because a lot of children will only want to eat one thing from a meal like the fruit or crackers.

2.2 Its hard to encourage every child to participate in structured physical activity especially for that length of time. 

2.3 We can help children get enough sleep by making sure they're benefiting to the fullest extent from nap time, and by communicating with their parents on days when it seems they are tired and didn't get enough sleep the night before.
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2.1 The most challenging thing I've discovered is getting children to eat vegetables!

2.2 there isn't enough time during the day to spend 2 hours of physical activity outside. With everything that required of us to do with the children throughout the day we would need more time with them.

2.3 by making sure they get enough outdoor play and making sure they have a designated time for a nap.
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2.1 The most challenging thing is getting children to eat foods they need for a balanced diet but do not like.

2.2 With the food and learning schedule, there is not enough tie in the day!

2.3 Making sure they are active and well fed in waking hours
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