Supporting Outdoor Learning Environments

Supporting Outdoor Learning Environments

Supporting Outdoor Learning Environments for South Carolina’s Youngest Residents With support from the Healthy Kids, Healthy Future Technical Assistance Program (HKHF TAP), the Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity Prevention at the South Carolina Department of Health and Environment Control (DHEC) offered high-quality training opportunities to increase early childhood professional’s understanding of the importance […]

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Strong from the Start

Strong from the Start

Transforming Nutrition and Physical Activity Practices in Georgia Childcare Sites With support from the Healthy Kids, Healthy Future Technical Assistance Program (HKHF TAP), HealthMPowers, a nonprofit organization that promotes healthy habits to build a better future for all children, partnered with 40 Georgia ECE sites to transform their nutrition and physical activity practices, policies, and […]

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Family Fun Day at Early Head Start in Florida

Family Fun Day at Early Head Start in Florida

Early Head Start (EHS) Palm Plaza in Kissimmee, Florida developed a Let’s Move! Family Fun Day for children, families and staff to promote physical activity. There were physical activities for children and adults of all ages. The day provided a model of how simple items and a few minutes a day can mean the world to each child.

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North Carolina’s 10 Steps to Support Breastfeeding

North Carolina’s 10 Steps to Support Breastfeeding

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services’ Division of Public Health (DPH) launched its first Breastfeeding-Friendly Child Care Designations, awarding distinctions to eight child care facilities for implementing steps from The Ten Steps to Breastfeeding-Friendly Child Care.

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Farm to Keiki

Farm to Keiki

250 years ago the Hawaiian Islands were completely self-sufficient. The food children ate was from the ‘āina of Hawai’i, literally translated as “the land which provides or feeds us.” Today Hawaii’s modern import culture has taken a toll on young children, especially Pacific islanders who have higher obesity rates than the nationwide average. Guided by […]

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ECELC Training Helps Enhance Program

ECELC Training Helps Enhance Program

Luz Padilla, owner of Children’s Learning Paradise in Virginia Beach, had a desire to make changes in her childcare program. Because of her participation in the National Early Care and Education Collaborative (ECELC) project trainings, she began to come up with new ways to enhance the program. She acknowledged that the first step was to […]

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Farm to Childcare in Minnesota

Farm to Childcare in Minnesota

In St. Paul, Minnesota, a unique partnership—among the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP), the Community Action Partnership of Ramsey & Washington Counties Head Start (CAPRW), the Hmong American Farmers Association (HAFA), and the Minnesota Blue Cross Blue Shield Center for Prevention—is bringing healthy, fresh food to six Head Start centers across the city. […]

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