Promoting healthy habits today for a healthier tomorrow
RESOURCES FOR EARLY CARE & EDUCATION (ECE) PROFESSIONALS
Access healthy eating and physical activity resources to train ECE providers on best practices.
Get kids eating healthy and staying active in your ECE program.
State and Local Leaders
Explore tools to embed healthy eating and physical activity best practices into the systems that support ECE professionals.
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EARLY CARE & EDUCATION SETTINGS CAN BUILD THE FOUNDATION FOR HEALTHY LIVING
Children spend many hours in early care and education (ECE) settings. ECE providers have an important role in influencing what children eat and how active they are throughout the day. Let’s help kids develop healthy habits early. Learn more about the 5 Healthy Goals to promote healthy growth and development.
Increase Physical Activity
Give kids daily opportunities to be active in safe spaces indoors and outdoors.
Improve Food Choices
Serve fruits, vegetables, and other healthy options. Healthy eating is essential for child development and long-term health.
Provide Healthy Beverages
Make water readily available. Hydrating the body is important so children can play, explore and learn throughout the day.
Create a breastfeeding friendly child care program. Learn more about the benefits of breastfeeding and how to support the feeding choices of all families.
Reduce Screen Time
Limit screen time in ECE settings. Staying active is a key for healthy development.