Healthy kids,
healthy future

Promoting healthy habits today for a healthier tomorrow

RESOURCES FOR EARLY CARE & EDUCATION (ECE) PROFESSIONALS

Trainers

Access healthy eating and physical activity resources to train ECE providers on best practices.

ECE PROVIDERS

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.

FEATURED PROGRAMS & RESOURCES

TAP Program

Webinar Series: Advancing Equity in Early Childhood

Nemours Children’s Health and Healthy Eating Research at Duke University are pleased to announce a new webinar series.

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TAP Program

HKHF Technical Assistance Program

TAP builds state and ECE program capacity to embed healthy eating and physical activity best practices into ECE settings and systems.

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Kids Yoga

Physical Activity Learning Sessions (PALS)

PALS is an out-of-the-box training for early care and education providers on physical activity.

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Fruit Bowl

Nourishing Preschoolers

Nourishing Preschoolers is an online course for early care and education (ECE) professionals.

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Healthy Eating

Nourishing Healthy Eaters Course

This interactive online course for ECE professionals highlights the importance of nutrition in early childhood.

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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.

Physical Activity

Increase Physical Activity

Give kids daily opportunities to be active in safe spaces indoors and outdoors.

Apple

Improve Food Choices

Serve fruits, vegetables, and other healthy options. Healthy eating is essential for child development and long-term health.

Beverage

Provide Healthy Beverages

Make water readily available. Hydrating the body is important so children can play, explore and learn throughout the day.

Breast Feeding

SUPPORT BREASTFEEDING

Create a breastfeeding friendly child care program. Learn more about the benefits of breastfeeding and how to support the feeding choices of all families.

Screen Time

Reduce Screen Time

Limit screen time in ECE settings. Staying active is a key for healthy development.

Webinar Series: Advancing Equity in Early Childhood

Nemours Children’s Health and Healthy Eating Research at Duke University are pleased to announce a new webinar series, “Healthy Kids, Healthy Future: Advancing Equity in Early...

Valbona’s Family Child Care Success

While the Virginia Early Care and Education Learning Collaborative (ECELC) group was filled with stories of positive changes in healthy eating and active play, one story stood out as particularly...

Teaching Adolescent Parents to Cook Healthy

Conway Cradle Care located in Conway, Arkansas, serves adolescent parents who are continuing their high school educations. Childcare is provided to enable teen parents to attend school, as well as a...

ECELC Increases ECE Healthy Practices in 10 States

In July 2019, results of the Nemours Children’s Health System’s National Early Care and Education Learning Collaboratives (ECELC) project were published in the journal Preventing Chronic...