Health Round-Up Archives

2016 – 20172018





January 2018

In This Issue: Health Resource Spotlight:Burr, Exceptional Family Member Program Respite Care Available For Military Families, More Evidence of the Long-term Benefits of ECE, Adverse Childhood Experiences Linked to Heart Disease, Need Help Remembering the New Meal Pattern Requirement?, Speaking of CACFP…,Upcoming Webinars

February 2018

In This Issue: I Like My Teeth, Health Tips Series-New Translations Added, Screen Time Linked to Poor Sleep in Young Children, Info to Share With Parents: Technoference,  Children With Disabilities Far More Likely to be Suspended, Expelled; Low-income minority children, early enrichment programs, and college; Upcoming Webinar

March 2018

In This Issue: Health Resource Spotlight: The Latest from the Child and Adult Care Food Program, Health Resource Spotlight: Tell Me A Story, Prevalence of Adverse Childhood Experiences by State and Race/Ethnicity, E: Learning Course: Ego-Healthy Child Care® –Protecting Children’s Health, Smarter Mealtimes in Child Care, A Safe Sleep Resource to Share with Parents/Caregivers, Upcoming Webinar

April 2018

In This Issue: Health Resource Spotlight: Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health ResourcesInfant and early childhood mental health consultation (IECMHC) is an evidence-based intervention for supporting young children’s social-emotional development. It teams a mental health professional with early care and education professionals to improve children’s social, emotional and behavioral health. However, many child care providers may not have access to or may not know how to get the most out of a mental health consultant.

May 2018

In This Issue: Health Resource Spotlight: Safety and Injury Prevention Curriculum: The number one cause of death and disability for children in the U.S. is from injuries. Most injuries are preventable AND predictable. A new online Safety and Injury Prevention Curriculum for Early Care and Education Settlings developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) helps providers learn how to prevent injuries, recognize potential safety hazards and understand how to create a safe environment.






August 2017
In This Issue: Provider Health Spotlight: Celeste Joyner, Head Start’s Mental Health Tool, ‘Danger Zone’ for weight gain in children, Kentucky is using social-emotional skills curriculum in preschool to combat a growing drug epidemic, Goof off and move! It helps you learn, How one city in Alabama is expanding its summer feeding program

September 2017
In This Issue: Provider Health Spotlight: Margo Sipes, Understanding Preschool Expulsion, For Low-income Working Families, SNAP is Essential, How Would You Define Inclusion?, AAP: Promote Early Education, Quality Child Care, Healthy Social–Emotional Development Reaps Wide-Ranging Benefits, Webinar on Managing Infectious Disease in Head Start and Child Care Programs

October 2017
In This Issue: Provider Health Spotlight: Patricia Crosby, A Water-Loving Otter Named Potter, Exploring Early Childhood Care and Education Levers to Improve Population Health: A Workshop, More than 100 Million U.S. Adults are Diabetic or Prediabetic, Preventing, Treating Lead Poisoning in Young Children, Provider Snapshots: Leaders in Nutrition and Active Play, Updated Federal Nutrition Standards Will Benefit Kids, Latino Children More Likely to Have Mental Health Issues, and National Farm to School Month

November 2017
In This Issue: 
Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care Settings, Your Program’s Mealtime Practices—a Quick Self-Assessment, Accepting Applications Now for Farm to School Grants!, Obesity Rates in Children and Adults Rise Slightly, Sesame Street Takes on Childhood Trauma, Emergency Preparedness in Child Care Programs, and The First 1,000 Days: Listening to America’s Mothers

December 2017
In This Issue: New Resources, Guidance on Criminal Background Checks, Tips for Keeping Children Safe: A Developmental Guide, Childhood Food Allergies on the Rise, Want the Kids in Your Program to Willingly Sample New Foods? Here’s an Idea, Bringing Fresh Food to Alabama’s Food Deserts, The USDA Wants Your Recipes, Upcoming Webinars

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