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Healthy Habits Can Start in Child Care

Nearly one-third of kids in America are overweight or obese. As an educator, you have a powerful opportunity to inspire kids to make healthy food choices that could help prevent childhood obesity from the start.

As children’s bodies and brains develop, they can form unhealthy food preferences and habits that are hard to break. That’s why Nemours collaborated with First Lady Michelle Obama’s initiative Let’s Move! Child Care, a nationwide call-to-action that empowers child care providers to make positive health changes in children that could last a lifetime. The site offers tools, support, and information to help kids make healthier choices.

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Children Can Have Fun While Learning About Healthy Eating

Early childhood is a period when children learn lifelong habits. Nemours Florida Prevention Initiative partners with early childhood experts to provide interactive ways for child care providers to teach healthy eating and physical activity to children.

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Healthy Eating for Kids Resources

See a variety of printouts and links to more resources to help you and your child make healthy eating choice every day.

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More Resources

  • Healthy Vending Guide (PDF): ways to support healthy eating by implementing healthy vending machine options
  • Healthy Concesstions Guide (PDF): ideas to make your concession offerings more healthy for kids and families
  • Team Nutrition: a comprehensive plan from the USDA to promote the nutritional health of children, involving schools, parents, and the community
  • School Nutrition Association: browse local school wellness policies
  • Recipe Finder: a comprehensive food database of healthy and affordable breakfast, lunch, and snack ideas for your students from the USDA

Handouts & Resources

Searching for more ideas and handouts for students or kids in your care? Browse our comprehensive list of tools and resources for educators.
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