Category: Healthy Eating

To Make Children Healthier, We Need to Help Child Care Providers Get Healthier

Arlington, VA, March 23, 2017 – The effort to reduce the persistent problem of childhood obesity and poor eating habits may be more fully addressed by helping improve the same challenges for those empowered to teach children good habits: child care providers. Child care providers care for and promote the health and wellness of our… Read more »

Provider Health Spotlight on Tatiyana Lipinka

Spotlight Tatiyana Lipinka, Brooklyn Child Care Inc., Brooklyn, NY The Problem A lot of children think they don’t like vegetables. The Solution Prove them wrong through by showing how much fun it is to grow, eat, and play with veggies! How She Did It At Brooklyn Child Care, Tatiyana has created the equivalent of an… Read more »

Feeding Guidelines for Infants and Young Toddlers: A Responsive Parenting Approach

Helping children develop good eating habits starts at infancy. New feeding guidelines have been released that can help caregivers know what and how best to feed infants and toddlers. These guidelines help make sure that children are getting enough, but not too much of the right foods, so we can reduce their risk of developing… Read more »

Whole-Grain Rich Foods—What’s That?

Confused by the new grain requirements for the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)? You’ll be happy to know that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently issued a memorandum that spells out exactly what CACFP means by “whole-grain rich” foods. The new requirements apply to CACFP centers and CACFP participating child care… Read more »

New Grain Requirements in CACFP–Separating Wheat from Chaff

Confused by the new grain requirements for the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)? Want to know what “whole grain rich” means? You’ll be happy to know that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently issued a memorandum that spells out exactly what CACFP means by ‘whole grain-rich’ foods. The new requirements apply… Read more »

Early Care and Education Innovations Webinar Series

Webinar #1: Actions to Promote Healthy Kids, Healthy Futures State Activities that Focus on Healthy Eating and Active Living in Early Childhood Looking to expand your state activities to promote healthy eating and active living for children and prevent early childhood obesity in early childhood settings? Join this webinar to learn more about what states… Read more »

September is Obesity Prevention Month

All children should have the opportunity to grow up healthy. In the United States, many adults and children us spend a lot more time than we should sitting, watching screens. And even though we know better, children and adults don’t always eat as many vegetables and fruits or lean meats as we should. There are… Read more »

D-SNAP: Preparing for Disaster

Access to food is a critical part of disaster response and recovery. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is part of the national response network and provides Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP) benefits to those with low to moderate incomes (who typically do not qualify for food assistance support) based on disaster-related expenses… Read more »

Health Resource Spotlight: New Briefs Covering CCDBG Health and Safety Topics

Spotlight New Briefs Covering Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Health and Safety Topics The Problem The new health and safety requirements are complicated, and figuring out the implications for individual child care programs can be tough. One Solution The National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance just made it easier. The Center recently… Read more »

Dancing the Prep Step for Emergency Preparedness

September is National Preparedness Month and Child Care of Aware® of America’s Emergency Preparedness Team is gearing up for a fun month! We will be posting a lot of tools, tips, and resources throughout the month of September. Sadly, less than half of American families have an emergency plan. However, we know that child care… Read more »

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