2022-2023 TAP Springboard Opportunities

2022-2023 TAP Springboard Opportunities

2022-2023 Springboard Opportunities Offered by CDC and Nemours Children’s Health for States to Advance Early Care and Education Work What is the Healthy Kids, Healthy Future: Technical Assistance Program (HKHF TAP)? HKHF TAP is a cooperative agreement between CDC and Nemours Children’s that provides support to improve healthy eating and physical activity best practices in… Continue Reading 2022-2023 TAP Springboard Opportunities

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Promoting Healthy Practices in ECE through Breastfeeding Support in Kansas

Promoting Healthy Practices in ECE through Breastfeeding Support in Kansas

With support from the Healthy Kids, Healthy Future Technical Assistance Program (HKHF TAP), Child Care Aware of Kansas (CCAKS) and the Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition (KBC) developed the Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care Toolkit in 2020 to promote breastfeeding and support Early Care and Education (ECE) programs to facilitate this healthy practice for mothers and babies. The… Continue Reading Promoting Healthy Practices in ECE through Breastfeeding Support in Kansas

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What Iowa CACFP Can Do for Me!

What Iowa CACFP Can Do for Me!

With support from the Healthy Kids, Healthy Future Technical Assistance Program (HKHF TAP), the Iowa Department of Education and state partners found an innovative way to increase participation in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) to provide nutritious meals to eligible children and improve child care quality. Learn More »

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Request for Applications (RFA): Technical Assistance and Partnership Support States (TAPS)

Request for Applications (RFA): Technical Assistance and Partnership Support States (TAPS)

Nemours Children’s Health (Nemours Children’s) is pleased to announce a Request for Applications (RFA) to fund organizations interested in participating in Healthy Kids, Healthy Future Technical Assistance Program (HKHF TAP). Launched in August 2018, HKHF TAP is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and implemented by Nemours Children’s Health. HKHF TAP… Continue Reading Request for Applications (RFA): Technical Assistance and Partnership Support States (TAPS)

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Saying Goodbye to Junk Food

Saying Goodbye to Junk Food

“I could not stand junk food being brought into our program any longer,” says Oakridge Child Care Center Director, Maritza Lopez. “We knew how much the children could benefit from healthier eating and family-style dining.” In the beginning, the program’s menus included foods that were fried and breaded. Water was made available, but it was… Continue Reading Saying Goodbye to Junk Food

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Kerri’s Kidsville: Taking Steps to Healthy Success

Kerri’s Kidsville: Taking Steps to Healthy Success

Kerri Newton, Kerri’s Kidsville Program Director from Springfield, Missouri, had the desire to provide healthy and enjoyable meals at her center. In 2013, she decided to attend the National Early Care and Education Learning Collaborative (ECELC): Taking Steps to Healthy Success training to learn more about how to make healthy choices for her kids. While… Continue Reading Kerri’s Kidsville: Taking Steps to Healthy Success

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