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H2O is the Way to Go at Tiffany’s Lil Bratz

Tiffany Gittens, owner of Tiffany’s Lil Bratz in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, participated in the National Early Care and Education Learning Collaborative (ECELC) in Fall 2016. After her participation in ECELC, Tiffany’s Lil Bratz has taken big steps to increase water intake and access. “H2O is the Way to Go” was the theme of her center’s campaign. […]

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Eating as a Family at Our Caring Way, Virginia

Nira Banez, Director of Our Caring Way in Falls Church, Virginia, jumped in with both feet and switched over to a full family style dining practice in March 2018, just after she received a family style dining kit through her participation in the Early Care and Education Learning Collaborative (ECELC) program. In just two weeks […]

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Eating Healthy at JCCS Angel Care, Kentucky

“At JCCS we strive to provide a quality education to young children. However, the nutritional component has always been a concern at our school,” said Johnson County Christian School (JCCS) Angel Care Center Director Linda Daniels. The teachers agreed that they wanted to make some healthy changes while participating in the National Early Care and […]

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Georgia Child Care Centers Receive Mini-Grants

In November 2018, Save the Children provided mini-grants to 43 licensed child care programs in southwest Georgia impacted by Hurricane Michael. The international organization provided a total of $25,000 administered through the Georgia Foundation for Early Care and Learning to child care programs that benefit 20 counties including Clay, Columbia, Decatur, Dougherty, Early, Grady, Laurens, […]

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Obesity Increases Asthma Risk in Children

Ten percent of pediatric asthma cases could be avoided if childhood obesity were eliminated, according to research led by Nemours Children’s Health System. The research, published in the November 2018 issue of Pediatrics (the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics), reported on the analysis of medical records of more than 500,000 children. The study […]

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Nutritious Celebrations at Renate Zahn Family Child Care

“Food has always been associated with holiday parties and celebrations in my program but it hasn’t always been healthy,” says Renate Zahn the owner of Renate Zahn Family Child Care Program in St. Louis, Missouri. Zahn discovered that many of the parties in her program included the usual cakes loaded with sugar and topped with […]

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Holiday Gift Guide: Pediatricians Share Top Picks for Kids Under 10

Holiday gift-giving season is here, and for many parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles, it can be challenging to find gifts for the children in their lives. Too often, gift givers find themselves wading through a sea of toys at their local big box or online stores. For children under the age of 10, pediatricians believe […]

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Obesity Prevention Among Low-Income Preschoolers

Childhood obesity is a serious health problem and disproportionately affects children of lower income and racial/ethnic minorities. Contributing factors to childhood obesity include the neighborhood environment, social influences, economic factors, the home environment, parenting behaviors, and child behavioral and biological factors. Previous pediatric obesity prevention interventions have been less effective than expected, perhaps in part […]

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Study Asks, Why Do Mothers Stop Breastfeeding?

Breastfeeding is associated with a reduced risk of asthma and allergies in infants, but only about half of American mothers breastfeed their children through their first 6 months, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s breastfeeding report card. Physical complications, such as insufficient milk supply, can discourage mothers from breastfeeding or expressing breast […]

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10 Things Women Worry About When Breastfeeding

We know breastfeeding protects infant and maternal health, saves the economy money, and, once it’s going smoothly, can be simpler, easier and cheaper than having to prepare formula. But getting to a place where it feels “smooth and easier” can be tough. Although many women start off breastfeeding, many drop off from doing it after […]

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