Nutritional knowledge of preschool professionals graduating from Kuwaiti colleges was assessed. They included kindergarten (KG) teachers, physicians, nurses, dietitians and dental hygienists. Assessment was made by quantitative and qualitative analysis of the curricula: the quantitative assessment was achieved through enumeration of the specialized nutrition course(s) in each program and the qualitative assessment was achieved by an index (curriculum nutrition content index) which measured the percentage of credits allocated to specialized compulsory nutrition courses of overall credits required for graduation. The analysis showed that the nutrition content of most programs is either inadequate or is provided in elective courses. In the Public Authority for Applied Education and Training curricula, the KG program has the least nutrition content and the Nutrition program has the most.

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