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Church Cooking Camp Inspired by ECELC

While attending the ECELC Healthy Eating Learning Session, Lisa McCleish, the Director of Early Childhood Programs at the Country Club Christian Church in Missouri, created a fun idea called “Cooking Camp!” The program’s philosophy includes planning experiences for children to be actively engaged in their learning. In the Cooking Camp, the children will choose to join […]

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E. coli Infections Linked to Soynut Butter Products

CDC and FDA Investigating Outbreak in Several States People usually get sick from Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) 2-8 days (average of 3-4 days) after swallowing the germ. Most of the ill people are young children, and several of them have developed a serious complication from their infection called hemolytic uremic syndrome (a type of […]

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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 […]

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Play Safe Outside in Winter

Playing outside is good for children’s bodies and behavior, even when it’s cold outside. Here are some tips about playing safely during the winter months.

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Early Learning and Use of Technology

A new resource on Early Learning and Use of Technology was released by the US Department of Education and US Department of Health and Human Services. The brief provides four guiding principles and suggestions for providers and families on how to use technology with young children.

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Healthy Celebrations at KinderCare in Celebration

The KinderCare Learning Center in Celebration, Florida is making profound changes to encourage parent involvement and education about nurturing healthy eaters. Parents wanted to fit eating healthy into a busy lifestyle, especially considering the limited time many of the parents have.

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New Farm to Preschool Toolkit

Growing Minds is happy to share the new Farm to Preschool (F2P) Toolkit. This toolkit contains information about getting started with F2P, rules and regulations, recommendations for local procurement, and monthly resources.

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Healthy Changes at Middleton Primary

Middleton Primary Center in Huntington Park, California is committed to promoting healthy food and beverages, appropriate snack-time foods, and engaging parents.

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October 1, 2017 Deadline for CACFP and School Meal Programs

There is now better alignment between the School Meal Program and CACFP’s meal patterns. These improvements are expected to enhance the nutritional quality of meals served. CACFP and School Meal Program operators must comply with the updated meal pattern requirements by October 1, 2017.

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