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Healthy Early Care and Education

Little Boy Picking ApplesChild care can be a place where children learn how to live a healthy, active life that includes eating fruits and vegetables at every meal, not watching TV, and getting plenty of activity every day.

Resources that address both Healthy Eating and Physical Activity

Breastfeeding Resources

Breastfeeding Resources for Families

Nutrition Resources

  • Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) reimburses programs, child care centers, family child care, and after-school programs for nutritious meals and snacks served to children.
  • Healthy Recipes and Cooking - including the Fruit and Veggie Quantity Cookbook.
  • The Child Care Food Program Wellness Tool Kit focuses on innovative and effective CACFP best practices and strategies for implementing good nutrition and physical activity policies and standards at the state and local level. It includes model wellness policies, best practice models, tools for assessing child care settings, and nutrition and physical activity resources such as newsletters and fact sheets.

Physical Activity Resources

  • I Am Moving, I Am Learning (IMIL) Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol proactivly addresses childhood obesity in child care through increased physical activity every day and improved quality of movement.
  • The Motion Moments videos show a few simple ways to weave physical activity into early care and education programs (child care centers or family child care homes) working with infants, toddlers or preschoolers.
  • Physical Play Every Day brochures provide fun ways to keep children (6 months to 5 years) active. Available in English and Spanish.
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